Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sweetheart biscuit baking

My five year old says, 'Valentine's Day is when you can love the people you love even more.'

Last Valentine's Day we made these scrumptious sweetheart jammie dodger biscuits; they certainly went down a treat, knocking spots off the shop-bought variety. And they were amusingly large due to the big cookie cutter that was randomly selected to make them.

To make these lovely sweetheart biscuits (based on Annabel Karmel's recipe)

You will need:

A batch of chilled basic biscuit dough, made with approx 300g plain flour
1/2 jar of jam
90g icing sugar
60g soft butter
1 tsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

How to make them:

1) Heat the oven to 180c.
2) Roll dough to about 5mm thick.
3) Cut out circles with a 6cm cutter (or larger for giant biscuits) and arrange on a lined baking tray.
5) Cut hearts from half the biscuit circles. We made our cutter by folding a 6cm strip of card into a heart shape and fastening with sticky tape.
6) Cook the biscuits for about 12 minutes or until golden and then leave to cool.
7) Make the butter icing by beating together the remaining ingredients - except for the jam.
8) Spread the butter icing over just the whole (not the hole) biscuits.
9) Drop a dollop of jam on top of the icing and then place the heart biscuits on top.
10) Dust with icing sugar for a final flourish.

A delicious way to show the people you love just how much you love them - especially if, like us, you scale up those traditional dodger dimensions!

1 comment:

  1. So sweet, just planning my valentines activity this weekend - these look lovely!


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