Saturday, 3 September 2016

Vanilla Ice Cream Biscuits

The second week of the Great British Bake Off was all about the biscuits. So for the blogger bake off this week I have made Vanilla Ice Cream biscuits.

I picked up a couple of fab copper ice cream shaped cutters in Sainsburys sale a few weeks ago for 50p(they have some gorgeous copper cookware at the moment) each and earmarked them for the bake off and it seems I had similar thoughts to Jan, who made ice cream biscuits on the show.

This recipe originates from a really old activity book. I find it a great basic recipe, the biscuit is very plain so you can play around by adding all sorts of flavours and the dough doesn't spread! It's also really simple for children to make too. The ice cream cutter is quite large and the recipe made 10 of them

Vanilla ice cream biscuits recipe

Vanilla ice cream biscuits

Vanilla ice cream biscuits

100g softened butter
100g  caster sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
1 egg, beaten
250g plain flour (plus extra for rolling)

Icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 200° and line a large baking tray with greasproof paper. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until soft, beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Gradually sift in the flour until a dough is formed. Sprinkle the work surface with extra flour and roll out the dough until it is smooth and around the depth of a £1 coin. Cut out your ice cream shapes and use a knife to score the cone detailing. Transfer to your prepared tray and bake for around 10 minutes until golden.

Once cool. Mix a thick icing using icing sugar(sorry I do this part by eye instead of measuring! ) and water and decorate the top of the ice cream cone, don't forget to add sprinkles!

The boys loved these and they brightened up a very rainy September Saturday afternoon. I am linking up with Mummy Mishaps and her Great Bloggers Bake Off 2016. Check out my Classic Lemon Drizzle Cake from last week.

Mummy Mishaps

I cheated a little and added this post to blogtober17 as day 9s prompt is ice cream!


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