Today we did some heart shaped biscuits. The didn’t turn out exactly how I planned but were really nice and easy to make. I was going to melt some white chocolate and mix in pink food colouring, then dip the biscuits in, but somehow I managed to burn the white chocolate. It went all lumpy so used dark chocolate instead. Maybe didn’t look as pretty but I know I prefer the taste of dark chocolate.
I followed a basic biscuit recipe that I’ve used before.
100g (4oz) butter or margarine (we used Stork)
100g (4oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) plain flour
1) Grease two baking sheets with butter to stop the biscuits sticking, and preheat oven to 180°/ gas mark 4
2) Sift the flour into large bowl and add the butter.
3) Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
4) Stir the sugar into the mixture. Break the egg into a small bowl and beat well. Add to mixture in big bowl and stir until it forms a dou
5) Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour and put dough onto it. Roll the dough out until it it is about a quarter of an inch thick.
6) Use a cutter to cut out the shapes (we obviously used hearts) and carefully place onto the greased baking tray.
7) Bake for 12-15minutes or until golden brown. Leave them to cool completely on a wire rack.
That’s the basic recipe.
Like I said, I intended to melt white cooking chocolate and mix in a drop of food colouring to make it pink, but it went all lumpy. Typically, I had no more white chocolate ! We melted a bar of dark cooking chocolate in the microwave, taking it out and stirring every ten seconds or so to make sure it didn’t burn. We them had loads of fun dipping the biscuits into the chocolate and then sprinkling red sugar on to make them pretty, and left them to cool and set in the fridge.
The gorgeous Rachel at Candy Floss Cloud had a go at these biscuits with her little one, along with some other lovely Valentines activities…check her blog out here