Valentine’s Day Biscuits, doesn’t it sound lovely? My husband and I love homemade biscuits. Did you see them on Instagram yesterday? It was a really nice opportunity to try out my new Joseph Joseph adjustable rolling pin. It’s great. When I’m rolling dough multiple times, I might make the sheets of different thickness. This rolling pin makes a big difference. For biscuits, I’ve initially tried with the 10 mm, but I thought the biscuits were a bit too thick. So, I’ve removed the first disc and went with a 6 mm thickness. It was great. I’m very pleased with how the biscuits turned out.
To decorate the biscuits, I made a bit of runny red icing and fondant bows. I’ve used a fondant bow mould with different types and sizes. I made two shapes, hearts and gifts.
Ingredients for 32 biscuits:
– 350g self raising white flour
– 175g sugar
– 1 large free-range egg
– 125g butter at room temperature
– 1/4 tsp lime flavouring
– 1/4 tsp coconut flavouring
– 4 tbsp golden syrup
– red and pink fondant
– icing sugar
– vegetarian red food colour
The easiest way to make the dough is in a food processor. Put the flour and butter cut in cubes. Blend it until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and pulse two or three times. In another bowl, beat the egg with the golden syrup and the flavouring. Pour the egg mixture over the flour and mix until it starts to clump together.
Flour the worktop and tip the dough on top. Knead for a couple of minutes, until it’s smooth. Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes to chill.
Preheat the oven to 180C or 160C fan. Line two or three big baking trays with baking paper. Roll the dough out on the floured worktop. As I mentioned earlier, use the 6 mm thickness if you have an adjustable rolling pin. Cut out the biscuits and remove the excess dough. Place the biscuits on the baking tray. Knead the rest of the dough and roll it out again to cut more biscuits. Do that until you use all the dough.
Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes. If you want them crispier, bake them for 12 minutes. Take the biscuits out of the baking tray and leave them to cool on a cooling rack.
The biscuits need to be too cold before decorating them. Meanwhile, make the bows and leave them to harden a bit. It will be easier to work with. When the biscuits are ready to be decorated, make the red icing. Mix icing sugar with a teaspoon of water and red food colouring. Add a bit more water if the icing is not runny enough. Make dots on the biscuits and place a bow on a side. On the heart biscuits put a drop of icing and the bow on top. The icing will act as a glue for the fondant bows.
Do you plan to make Valentine’s Day Biscuits?