Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Little Biscuits

I'm not usually a biscuit person, but recently I decided that  I really wanted to bake some cute little biscuits.  The recipe is so versatile because it can work for any celebration and little number biscuits make a nice alternative to party bags at kids party's. Just decide on your theme when you choose your cutters, anything should work so let your imagination run wild! I made some simple iced stars, hearts, and circles, they looked really delicate with light pink icing! Find the recipe by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Here's some pictures of how mine turned out! xx

Much love Alex-Rose xxx

Iced Biscuits 

Just a note on this recipe. In the recipe book (The Primrose Bakery and Nigella Lawson- How to be a domestic goddess) it states that you need 400g plain flour, but when I made them, the dough was so sticky I don't even think it classed as a dough! So I added in more flour, quite a lot more four actually! On the recipe I have put 420g but that's just an approximation! You may need more or less so add it gradually, Enjoy! xx

  • 175g Unsalted butter
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 420g (!?) Plain flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • Biscuit cutters (of your choice)
  • 2/3 Baking trays, greased and lined
First, cream the butter and sugar until smooth, then beat in the eggs and vanilla essence. Slowly sieve in  the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, and baking powder) mix gently; first with a wooden spoon and then with your hand. If the mix is too sticky just add more flour, but only a little at a time because otherwise your dough could end up too tough! half your dough and wrap the two halves in cling-film and place in the fridge for around half an hour. Pre-heat your oven to 180c whilst they are in the fridge. Flour your surface and your rolling pin then roll out one of the halves of dough to around 1/2cm thick. Cut out your shapes using up all the dough before moving on to the second half, repeat the rolling and cutting with that half. Finally place your trays of biscuits into the oven for 8-10 mins (check), they might need a little longer. Cool the biscuits on a wire rack and ice with a simple icing made from water, food colouring, and icing sugar! 

Much love Alex-Rose xxx

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