In the last lockdown I used some of the time to experiment and explore with my baking. I did a few live sessions of Facebook which were brilliant! This time, I have decided to add a short video to go with a new recipe! This means you can bake at a time that is convenient to you.
This week, I made Viennese Biscuits (see the recipe below). Baking is a great way to involve the family and the end result is always delicious!
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ADULT SUPPORT/HELP WITH USING THE OVEN, MICROWAVE OR WHEN HANDLING HOT TRAYS.
200g softened butter (I use stork)
100g icing sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
250g plain flour
1 tablespoon of milk (maybe 2 if required)
For the decoration: 50g of chocolate (I use milk but you could use white or dark)
- Set your oven to 180 degrees, 160 degree (Fan) or gas mark 4.
- Set 1 or 2 baking trays on the side and place a piece of grease proof paper on top.
- In a bowl or standing mixer, beat together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the flour and vanilla and continue to beat until it resembles a crumble.
- Start off by adding 1 tablespoon of milk and beat the mixture until the crumbs stick together. You may need to add another tablespoon or two depending on how stiff the mixture is.
- Place the mixture into a piping bag and pipe into biscuits on the prepared baking trays.
If not possible…
- Take a spoon and place a spoonful of mixture on the tray. You may wish to press down so it flattens the mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden… do not worry if they seem pale. These biscuits are usually pale but DELICIOUS! Once baked, let the biscuits cool down.
- With an adult, melt the 50g of chocolate.
- Dip the biscuit into the chocolate to form a coating OR spoon the mixture on.
If you don’t want a lot of chocolate… melt 25g and drizzle the chocolate on top!
If you decide to make these biscuits please do send an e-mail to Eloise.email@example.com – I would love to see how they turn out!
Stay tuned for another recipe!
Miss J x