Friday, July 27, 2012

Sparkly, heart shaped biscuits ...

This is a easy recipe which I can guarantee the kids will love. Sparkly, heart shaped biscuits made my children happy as well as sequel with delight A real treat for when they have behaved nicely ;)

Iced Biscuits.

100g unsalted butter
100g golden caster sugar
1 large free range egg
275g plain flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

400g icing sugar
3 - 4 tbsp water.
Edible glitter (optional)

Using your hand held electric whisk cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl until it starts to create peaks. After slowly beat in the egg until light and fluffy. Take the flour and gradually add along with the baking powder and salt. I find at this stage that it is best to blend in the dry ingredients with a spatula and then knead on a floured surface. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1cm. And then using a heart shaped cutter cut out the biscuits then transfer to a baking tray with baking paper. Bake the biscuits for just 10 - 12 minutes, until the biscuits are a light golden colour. Be careful though not to overcook the biscuits. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, sift the icing sugar and stir in enough water to create a thickish paste. Add some to a pipe bag and carefully line the biscuits with a thin line of icing. Leave to dry and then adding a little more water to the paste make a thinner paste then  use this to cover the rest of the biscuit.

NOTE: for the adults I suggest that you brew some good quality coffee  to really enjoy these tasty biscuits at the end of a meal or even as a four o'clock treat !

Have a truly wonderful week. I will be absent this week as I am taking a well deserved rest. 

Love Chrissi x

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