Engagement Biscuits

These biscuits were quite easy to make, the main trick with the pastry is to keep chilling it in the fridge.

I thought they made a really different and thoughtful engagement present, and who doesn’t want to munch on biscuits while opening cards and catching glimpse of that sparkly ring.

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For anyone that wanted to give these a go the recipe is as follows:

You will need

350g of plain flour, 100g of self-raising flour, 125g of granulated sugar, 125g of cubed unsalted butter, 1 egg, 125g golden syrup

4 egg whites, 900g icing sugar

A bowl, wooden spoon, greaseproof paper, rolling pin, cutters

  1. Sift both flours together to mix them well and remove any lumps (lumpy biscuits are NOT nice)
  2. Rub the butter into the flour until it is like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the egg and syrup and mix until the mixture has come together into a ball of dough.
  4. Squash the dough in-between two pieces of greaseproof paper and roll out to 5mm thick and then put in the fridge for 30 minutes before using. The greaseproof paper stops the dough sticking to the rolling pin giving it a smoother appearance.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 170 ˚C
  6. Cut out your chosen shapes and place on the greaseproof paper on a baking tray in the oven.
  7. Cook for 15 – 18 minutes until they are even cooked and just turning golden brown.
  8. Once done transfer the biscuits still on the paper to a cooling rack.
  9. To make the royal icing mix add an egg white one at a time to the icing sugar until it has formed a fairly thick paste. Add gel food colouring if you wish.
  10. Roll a triangle of greaseproof paper into a cone and use to pipe the royal icing onto your biscuits.

 

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Abundant Blackberries

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They are everywhere at the moment so there are no excuses for you all to get picking and make the most of a FREE desert. I have located the nearest blackberry bush to my house and its only 2 minutes away and is fit to burst.

There is competition though, in the way of other people stealing them also picking them, to overcome this my chosen method is to take a tall guy!

Freeze, Freeze & Freeze

any that you can’t make use of immediately and you will lock in the freshness until you need to use them.

My favourite uses for them so far have been Blackberry Ice-cream

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Blackberry Crumble

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Introduction to Blogging

I am not going to lie, i have no idea what im doing, BUT i am a very qualified blog reader…. and therefore,  i’m giving this a whirl.

 

I love baking and craft related things and will share with you a taster of the things i get up to. 

Comments and feedback are always appreciated and i hope you enjoy my posts

 

Rose