Jubilee Biscuits

So I’m a little obsessed with Biscuiteers biscuits. If you’ve not heard of them, Biscuiteers is a company based in the UK that makes gorgeous biscuits for all occasions. I’ve bought them for people in the past but unfortunately never been given them myself. So instead of waiting to be given them I thought why not make them myself? I’ve had the Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits for a while, I’ve just been waiting for the perfect excuse to make the biscuits and last weekend’s Diamond Jubilee seemed to be the perfect reason!

So on Saturday Lau and I set about making jubilee Biscuiteers biscuits and boy was it fun! Before we could start though we had the age old problem of deciding on a flavour, we struggled choosing just one flavour and so settled on a batch of plain biscuits and a batch of super chocolatey ones, well why not! Below is the recipe for the chocolate biscuits, for the plain ones simply leave out the cocoa.

Jubilee crowns and teapots waiting to go in the oven!

You’ll need:
275g plain flour
100g self-raising flour
75g cocoa powder
125g granulated sugar
125g salted butter, diced
125g golden syrup
1 large egg

Sift the flours and cocoa into a bowl and mix in the sugar
Add the butter and rub all ingredients together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs
Make a well in the centre and add the syrup and egg
Mix well and form a ball (we needed to add a little milk to make the dough form)
Split the dough into two balls and squash each ball into two even-sized flat discs
Place each disc between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out until 5mm thick
Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes
After half an hour remove the dough and cut your biscuits out into whatever shape you choose. (We chose teapots, flags, crowns and thin triangles to make bunting with – we even put holes in the bunting with a straw so we could add string!)
Place on a baking tray and bake on 170° for 14 – 18 minutes. (Take them out when they start to darken).

Here’s how to go about icing them…

…So having made 70 biscuits, yes 70, we had the small task of decorating them, which was great fun! The icing is super easy to make – simply mix icing sugar with a few drops of water. Once you’ve created a smooth mixture that’s not too runny simply pop the icing into a piping bag. Make the icing different colours by just adding a couple of drops of food colouring once you’ve created the icing, we went with yellow, pink and green. Below are three simple steps to perfect icing, but be warned you might accidentally get some on your hands and have no choice but to taste it before you finish icing!

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Beautiful Jubilee bunting

  • When icing the biscuits start by doing the outline in one colour and then make sure you leave it to dry for five minutes as otherwise when you flood the biscuits the icing will go over the edges.
  • Once the outline of icing is dry you can flood the middle with more icing.
  • Finally once your bottom layer is dry you can add more decoration using contrasting colours, such as our dots and stripes on the bunting.

Happy baking!!

-Fi

Crowns and flags – happy Jubilee!

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