Category Archives: Christmas baking

Some festive baking! Yum!

This is a very easy recipe called 1-2-3 biscuits from ‘Cakes and Cake Decorating’ by Rosemary Wadey.

The recipe 

2oz/50g butter

1oz/25g caster sugar

3oz/75g plain flour

To make 

Cream butter and sugar together and then gradually add the flour. Knead till smooth. I made this in my mixer but it is easily done by hand.

Chill the biscuit dough for at least an hour. If you miss this it will be very difficult to roll out and cut into biscuit shapes.

Once chilled roll out on a floured surface. Cut into shapes. I used a christmas tree shaped cutter. Bake at 150C /300F /Gas 2 for about 25 minutes (less if you have a fan oven. Check often anyway). They should be lightly browned. I have a gas oven that has a mind of it’s own so please don’t take my timings as exact!

Once cooked allow to cool and then decorate using icing (icing sugar and water mixed- add water little by little). I added green colouring jell. Decorate any way you like. And enjoy!

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‘gingerbread’ mini house

I saw this on pinterest and thought I would see if it would be ‘child making’ friendly. I think it is! In a few weeks we’ll be having a go at making these mini houses at toddler group. I’ll warn the parents the week before.

The biscuits used are the ‘Bahlsen Continental’ biscuits for the base and two ‘Nice’ biscuits for the two sides. Decorate the Nice biscuits first (place on a paper towel ‘cushion’ to prevent breaking if little fingers press too hard) and then build the house and used tubes of icing to secure. I found that the biscuits were just the right size to make the triangle shape and held together really easily.

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Of course always check for allergies before making anything edible.