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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Stained glass window biscuits

I first saw these on pinterest a month or so ago. I had a day off on Monday and fancied doing some baking. Searched around for a recipe I liked the look of and, with my Christmas cutters at the ready, I got started on my stained glass window biscuits!

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Ingredients
350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinammon [recipe said ginger but I swapped it for cinammon as I LOVE it!]
100g butter
175g soft brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
A packet of boiled sweets [I used fox's citrus sweets, but red ones would look great!]

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a tray with baking paper.

Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinammon together in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

In another bowl, beat the egg and golden syrup together and then add it to the dry mixture. Mix to make a smooth dough, kneading with your hands.

Put the sweets into small plastic bags and crush them using a rolling pin. Don't beat around the bush, really give it some and whack them!

Roll the dough out on a floured work surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes using your Christmas cutters, then transfer them to the baking tray.

Cut out shapes in the centre of each biscuit, making sure there is a good edge left around each one. Completely fill the hole in each biscuit with the crushed sweets. Bake the biscuits in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove the biscuits from the oven - do not remove them from the tray straight away as the boiled sweets need to harden. Once the sweets have hardened, use a palette knife to lift them from the tray and move to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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4 comments:

  1. Oh boy are they cute! SO creative and they look yummy too. Enjoy them!

    Amy x
    www.the-cameras-lying.blogspot.com

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  2. Literally- WOW! I love it. You are definitely the baking genius!x

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  3. I'm sooo glad you did these!
    I was talking to friends at work and they'd never heard of stained glass biscuits and thought I was making it up hehe
    I used to make these when I was little with my nan :)

    Yours look yummy

    Laura
    xx

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  4. I've never heard of these before! They look so nice!

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