Friday, July 8, 2011

Spice Biscuits

This week I was commissioned by my sister to make 100 biscuits for an event her workplace was putting on.  The theme was "seasons" and this is the finished product...

And the production line in progress...

These little biscuits are super easy to make and the ginger and spice in them makes them very tasty too!

The ideas for decorations are are the same biscuits ready for my other sister's baby shower...

Or you can simply give them plain icing.  They're always a hit with adults and kids!  (This recipe makes about 30).

125g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup golden syrup
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground clove

1 egg white, beaten lightly
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons plain flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice (approx)
food colouring

Beat butter, sugar and egg with electric mixer until combined.  Stir in syrup and sifted dry ingredients, in two batches.

Knead dough until smoothe, then roll out between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick.  Pop in the fridge for about half an hour. 

Cut shapes from dough and place on trays lined with baking paper.  Bake for about 15 minutes, at 150 degrees or 130 degrees fan-forced.

Cool on trays or a wire rack.  Spread with icing and set at room temperature.

Place egg white in small bowl, stir in half the sifted icing sugar; add remaining sifted icing sugar, flour and enough juice to make a thick spreadable icing.  Tint icing with colouring.


BelleQUT said...

Oh I am super impressed with this one!

Gem said...

And they are yuuuuum. The girls devoured theirs and wanted more :) Thanks!