Monday, 11 April 2011

Birthday Biscuits!

Well this weekend I went to my nan's birthday party. Loved it. It was just the break I needed from work and the sunshine made it all the better! It is always nice to meet up with the family, especially if they hilarious and slightly weird like mine are. It was a race night, something I had never experienced and involved betting money on a horse racing dvd game, I made a tidy winning of £3.80 AND for a bonus the drinks were only about £1.50 for a single gin (yep gin). 

I got this recipe from my favourite baking book my mum got me called Baking Magic

The ingredient list:

250g of butter, softened
140g of sifted icing sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 large free range egg yolk
375g of plain flour

It says it makes a batch which I found was about 24 biscuits

  • Beat the butter and sugar together until it is pale and fluffy
  • Add the vanilla and the egg yolk and mix well
  • Sift in the flour and mix until it forms a dough. I used my hands for this bit as it means it gets properly combined. Messy but worth it. Also get someone else to turn on the tap when washing your hands, mine were so buttery I couldn't do it...
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for an hour
  • Preheat the oven to 190C 
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 3mm thick and cut away!
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes until pale and golden and smell delicious!

I have made these for birthdays and find they are lovely and sweet, especially with a good helping of icing on top!

I just love love love making icing flowers, they are so girly and perfect for my nan!
These are buttery biscuits so try not to binge on them, although its easier to say than do!
Becca x


  1. They look so pretty! And you make the flowers?! Wow I would love to know how you do so:)

    xx Carina

  2. Yea I do, my mum taught me how to do them. I will do a tutorial on them I think, just because they are so easy to do, a bit time consuming but so worth it :) xx


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