Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest post - Blueberry Days

I'm really excited today to introduce Meike from Blueberry Days to you lovely people. She has popped over to give us an amazing recipe for making our own Easter Biscuits...

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Hello The Bumbling Bee readers! I hope you like Easter as much as I do because I made something special for the occasion to share with you. The first flowers are blooming, the sun is coming out, bunnies are giving out chocolate eggs and everybody is getting into the Spring mood. Well, unless it’s freezing cold and chocolate only serves as comfort food against the winter. To make up for the lack of sunny days and colourful blooms I have made some Easter biscuits with Spring coloured icing. You should try them! They really lift the mood!



Ingredients: 100g butter - 100g sugar - 1 medium egg - 275g plain flour - 1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing: 400g icing sugar - water - food colourings
 
Mix together the butter and the sugar until creamy. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. Now add the flour. Knead everything together until you have a smooth dough ball.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface (between 5mm and 1cm thick) and start cutting out the biscuits. Place on a baking paper lined baking tray.


Bake for about 6-9 minutes (depending on how thick you have rolled out the cookie dough) until the biscuits are starting to brown slightly. Let them cool on a wire rack.


To make the icing sugar, pour one tablespoon of water into a small pot and gradually add teaspoons of icing sugar, don’t forget to beat it all together between the icing sugar additions. You don’t want the icing sugar to be too watery as it won’t dry properly otherwise, but you don’t want it to be too thick either as it will not spread as nicely. Add food colouring until you have your desired colour in the pot. Using a knife, spread the icing onto the cold biscuits and let them dry for a while. If you want to add sprinkles, add them while the icing sugar is still wet.


Enjoy and hopefully see you on my blog Blueberry Days some time! xo, Meike

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Thanks Meike, these look so tasty! 
Happy baking :)

1 comment:

  1. OMG these look beyond delicious and they're so pretty to look at as well! I want to try them!

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