Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Biscuits

The kids and I whipped up these cute little biscuits to take to Mainly Music this week.  We also packaged some up to give to their Nanas for Valentine's Day.

They are made using my old faithful Spice Biscuits recipe, originally found here - I always get comments about what a delicious biscuit they are!

I used Pillar Box Red colouring for the icing and I love how they turned out.

Give a sweet treat to your sweet heart tomorrow!

Ingredients: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.

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