Monday 18 January 2010

Basic Biscuit with Vanilla Icing

Basic Biscuit

Ingredients & Method:

Preheat the oven to warm 160C (315F/ Gas2-3). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Beat together 125gm (4 oz) cubed butter and 1/2 cup (125g / 4 oz) caster sugar until creamy. Add 1 egg and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence and beat well. Sift 1 cup (125g/4 oz) plain flour and 1 cup (125g/4 oz) self-raising flour and fold into form a soft dough. Turn out onto a sheet of baking paper, cover with another sheet and roll out to 5 mm (1/4inch) thick. Using biscuit cutters, cut out shapes and place on the tray. Bake in batches for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack, then spread with Vanilla Icing. Makes about 50 biscuits

Vanilla Icing

Ingredients & Method:

Sift 1 1/4 cups ( 155g/5 oz) icing sugar in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon cubed and softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence and 1-2 tablespoons boiling water. Stir until the mixture is smooth and spreadable. Spread or pipe the icing on biscuits.

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  1. These have come so perfectly baked n the icing colors look really tempting!(where do u get liquid glucose here for sugarpaste? pls let me know the brand.) I liked ur new style of writing down recipe. :)Thks for sharing!

  2. Looks real crisp and yum! I love iced cookies! Loved the fact that you have used pastel colours :)

  3. Cute looking cookies dressed in blues, swapna :)

  4. Wow cookies look so cute and adorable!

  5. The color combo is so beautiful!!! the biscuits have come out really well!!!

  6. Olá, amiga!
    Voltei para rever seu cantinho e as novidades...
    Esses biscoitos estão lindos, criativos e dando água na boca!...
    Bom fim de semana!
    Itabira - Brasil

  7. e look the colour too.
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  8. Yumyum yum...
    I would like to pass some awards to you.Please visit my blog and collect it

  9. my first visit here and am speechless looking at these cute cookies...i can finish them all in one go.
    you really have a great place here.

  10. lovely have a nice can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  11. Looks so crisp and yumm. Love the color of the icing too. Thanks Swapna fro dropping by. Have added yours in my blogroll.


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