Friday, 30 October 2015

Sugar and Spice Halloween Biscuits

Since this week is Halloween week, I thought I'd throw in an added bonus baking post for you all. Like my other Halloween post, I got the inspiration from Pinterest but added my own twist to it. These biscuits are easy for anyone to bake and make about 32 biscuits.
For the biscuits...
- 250g Plain Flour
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 125g Soft Brown Sugar
- 125g Butter
- 1 Beaten Egg

1) Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. 
2)Sift the flour, spices, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. 
3) Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. 
4) Stir in the egg and then mix together with your hand to form a soft dough.
5) Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it's a few millimetres thick.
6) Using cutters of your choice, cut out as many shapes as possible from the dough. 
7) Re-knead and re-roll the dough trimmings to cut out more shapes.
8) Put the biscuits in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they're lightly browned. 

For the decoration you'll need...
- Icing Sugar
- Water
- Orange Food Colouring
- Black Food Colouring

1) Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add a teaspoon of water and begin to mix together. 
2) Keep adding water until the mixture turns 'gloopy'.
3) Make two other small bowls of icing sugar, but slightly thicker. 
4) To one of the thicker mixtures add orange colouring and black colouring to the other. 
5) Put the orange icing into a piping bag with a small hole and pipe around the edge of the biscuits. 
6) Fill in the inside of the orange outlines on the biscuits with some white icing, using a teaspoon.
7) Put the black icing into another piping bag with a small hole and write out Halloween words such as 'boo!' and 'eek!' onto the biscuits. 

I hope you enjoyed this bonus Halloween post, stay around for more in the future! :) 

Becky x