Monday, June 1, 2009

Baking Biscuits (2 More Sleeps To Baby)!

On Friday, we made biscuits for the ladies who gave my mom a Baby Shower. The little ones helped by mixing and punching out the dough. You can imagine how much dough was left once they had gotten hold of it! We made three batches, so that we would have enough for us and the ladies (and for the littles who ate a whole lot while punching the shapes)! We packaged the ladies' biscuits in a bag with a ribbon around the top. We to gave it to them with a card we had made, as I wrote before this post. It was quite difficult with the littles, as they just wanted to do everything we were doing and I got quite annoyed with them! I have put the recipe below, if you would like to try it! There are also photos of us making the biscuits! Gabrielle was so excited that she could mix the biscuits! You can see the look of glee on her face!

Biscuit Recipe

250g butter (softened)
125ml sugar
2 egg yolks
5ml vanilla essence
500ml cake flour (we use a third cornflour to make it lighter)
2ml salt


Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla essence

3. Sift in flour and salt, beat on a low speed until soft dough is formed.

4. Turn out dough onto a floured surface, knead lightly. Refrigerate for half an hour before using.

5. Roll out and cut into shapes.

6. Preheat oven to 180 deg celsius and bake until pale golden and slightly darker underneath.

Ice if desired.

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