Hello Readers, how on earth are you??? Good?? Good.
Little J wanted to make biscuits because we were given a free “Biscuits for Santa” set with the bears at the weekend. It included a bear shaped cutter, a little melamine plate with Santa on and a spatula, plus some recipe cards. Because we had the right ingredients we stuck to our usual recipe for biscuit cutters which comes from this book. When I was a kid my Mum had this version and we used it often, so when I saw the newer version I had to get it (many years ago now). The book gives a plain biscuit recipe then suggests variations. – almond (which are yummy), cherry (pretty good), currant, spice and walnut. Our version is another variation on the same theme. Its a good firm dough, perfect for cutters, provided you put it in the fridge for half an hour once you have mixed it. As the book appears to be out of print I will share it with you….
225g self raising flour
pinch of salt
1 egg beaten
few drops vanilla extract
50g milk choc chips
50g white choc chips
I got to do the mixing in peace while Mr P and the boys went off in search of fireworks. When they returned it was slightly more chaotic! I know its not Halloween anymore but Little J insisted on using the Halloween cutters as well as the bear one!
I cooked them in The Beast’s roasting oven for 10 – 12 minutes with the cold plain shelf above, but the recipe says bake at 180 for 12 – 15 mins until pale gold if you require a temperature. I like the bats best. Now the tricky bit….. trying to resist!!!