So…it’s been a while. In an effort to feel a tad more Christmassy seeing as it has been rather warm for the time of year, I decided to make some festive biscuits. And they’re just a quick something to get me back into the habit of blogging. Now I know that for these you need special cutters, but they are worth getting as they look rather spiffy! This recipe comes from my go to recipe book, the Leiths Bible.
Pre heat the oven to 190C/375F/GM 5. Cream 110g/4oz butter with 110g/4oz caster sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla essence (or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste). Mix in 285g/10oz of sifted flour with a pinch of salt. Bring the dough/paste together with your hands and turn out onto a floured work surface. Roll out to pound coin thickness and then cut out whatever shapes you so desire. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until just browning round the ages. This should give you a nice crisp biscuit. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Once they are cool you can ice them if you want, or whilst they are still warm sprinkle over some brown sugar, or just enjoy them plain. I did!
And hopefully you will be slightly neater than me with your cutting, fiddly bits aren’t my forte.
Hopefully I will be back soon with some mince pie fun and if you haven’t already made yours, a fabulous Christmas pud!