Friday, 11 November 2016

HOLLIE: BEST BISCUITS EVER!

Reader Hollie has been baking again... and the results are stunning! Follow her instructions and make some cookie magic of your own!

Hollie says:
These biscuits are fun to make and so effective... and they taste just as good as they look!


You will need:
250g/ 9oz plain flour (extra if the dough is too wet... mine was to begin with!)
200g/ 7oz cold butter, cut into cubes
100g/ 3 ½ oz icing sugar, sifted
2 free range egg yolks, beaten
Raspberry jam
Lemon curd
Chocolate ganache (we made our own by melting milk chocolate with double cream, but you can also buy it ready made if you're not sure of how to make from scratch!)

Method:
- Put the flour, butter and icing sugar into a bowl and rub the butter into the flour  and sugar until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add the egg yolks and mix until a dough forms.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out on a floured surface, and use cookie cutters to cut whatever shapes you fancy. We halved the dough and cut half with holes in the centre so we could make 'jammy dodger' style cookies! We used cookie cutters to make the holes various shapes... circles, stars, crescents and hearts!
- Place all of the dough shapes onto baking parchment on a baking sheet and bake at 170c for 14 minutes until cooked through.
- Place cookie shapes on a wire rack to cool.
- Assemble the biscuits. Spread jam, lemon curd or chocolate ganache in the middle of the 'whole' biscuit shapes, and sandwich by placing one with a hole on top.

Simple as that!

Cathy says:
I have never had much success with baking biscuits, but these look SO good I am going to have a go! Do YOU have a favourite sweet treat recipe or are you a kitchen disaster? COMMENT BELOW to tell us more!

1 comment:

  1. My sister is a professional baker and my absolute favorite treat that she makes is carrot and spice cake. It is delicious and i'm her biggest fan.

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