As some of you already know, I am learning how to bake so I can create a home-made Sweet Table at my wedding. I have already taken a course which taught me the basics of making cake pops, cupcakes and biscuits.
This past weekend I gave biscuit baking a try and seeing as my colleagues have praised my first attempt at baking, I have decided to share the recipe, in case any of you are interested in giving it a try. It is so easy!
These are the ingredients to make 40 biscuits:
- 250g butter at room temperature
- 175g sifted icing sugar
- 1 egg and a second egg yolk (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 550g sifted flour
1. Using an electric mixer beat the butter until soft. Add the sugar, slowly, and once it is all mixed up, add the vanilla extract.
2. Beat the egg in a separate bowl and slowly add to the sugar-butter mixture until it is all blended together. Then slowly add the flour until it forms a big ball.
3. Place the ball of dough on a sheet of baking paper laid on your couner top and press it down into a roughly round, flat shape (about 1cm deep).
4. Cut the dough into two halves and lay another baking paper on top of one half. With a rolling pin (I use Heston Blumenthal Precision- Adjustable Rolling Pin available from Amazon) roll the dough to a uniform thickness of about 6 mm.
5. Do the same with the other piece of dough and put them in the fridge for three hours.
6. Cut the cookies with a cookie cutter (whichever shape(s) you like), I used the Mini Romance Cookie Cutter Set by CakeCraftWorld, which includes a plain heart, cimped heart, butterfly, flower blossom, tulip and a bell. I love it, and it’s the perfect set for my wedding Sweet Table.
7. Once you have cut up all the dough, put it into the oven, preheated at 180 degrees, for 12 minutes.
And voilà, you have delicious biscuits! You can leave them as they are, or you can decorate them. I chose to decorate some with red fondant to make them just a bit more glamorous.
Will you be trying out this easy recipe? If you do, let me know how your biscuits turned out.