Sunday, 28 November 2010

Heart-shaped biscuits recipe from Loseley


These biscuits look great as a home-made Christmas gifts for the grandparents.

Ingredients

125g Loseley Summer Meadow Butter
170g caster sugar
1 egg
230g plain flour, plus 2 tsps
30g self-raising flour
5 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 egg white
240g icing sugar, sifted
2tsp lemon juice, approximately
Pink food colouring

Method

Cream Loseley butter and sugar in an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and then stir in sifted flours and coconut.

Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Roll between sheets of baking paper to 4mm thickness. Allow to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

 Pre-heat oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut out heart shapes with a 5 cm-wide cutter and place on tray 1.5 cm apart.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until pale gold. Cool on a rack.

Place egg white in a bowl. Add half the icing sugar and combine. Stir in remaining icing sugar and 2 teaspoons flour. Add enough lemon juice to make a thick, spreadable icing.

 Tint with food colouring and spread on biscuits. Set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.


Makes about 40 biscuits

 
Loseley Summer Meadow Butter is packed in a 250g tub and costs £1.29. Loseley Chilled Foods are available from the chilled cabinet of local independent grocers, Morrisons, Waitrose and now Iceland. Visit http://www.loseley.com/ for more information.

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4 comments:

  1. Just tried the above recipe at last, after finding all the ingredients. Recipe works well. Thank you for this. Added to the recipe folder in kitchen xx @phyllgerry

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  2. these look great! Will have to try making them with the kids later!

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  3. Yum, what a fabulous idea for end of year teachers gifts!

    Will definitely try these with the Little Man!

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  4. I'm a teacher but I never get end-of-term gifts from any of my pupils ! :-( I guess I'll have to make some for myself instead !

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