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Dessert Recipe – Two-Tone Biscuits

Published January 24, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello again, well this recipe is particularly fun because I baked it with a few of my friends and we had great fun at this baking session – lots of playing around and taking photos of the biscuits and the satisfaction of tasting them too and wrapping them up 🙂 this recipe is a little harder than the jam drops but it’s doable and the contrast of the two tone colour is fantastic you can use any cookie cutters to make any shape for it. We made christmas tree with star inside it cos it was for christmas last year…

Here it is…

Two-Tone Biscuits

Ingredients

125g butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon of cornflour
2 tablespoon of cocoa powder
50g of dark cooking chocolate, melted

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Using electric beaters, beat the butter and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Add the sifted plan flour and cornflour and mix with a flat-bladed knife until well combined.

2. Divide the mixture evenly between the two bowls. Only add the cocoa powder and melted chocolate to one portion, then mix both until well combined. Wrap the dough portions separately in glad wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.

3. Roll the dough portions separately between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Use two sizes of biscuit cutter of the same shape. Cut large shapes from each sheet of dough. then take the small cutter and cut a shape from each sheet of the dough. Then the tricky part is trying to fit the smaller shape into larger shape of the dough without breaking it.

4. Bake the biscuits for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and cool on wire rack.

There you have it Two-Tone biscuits…

Enjoy…

Two-Tone Biscuits

Two-Tone Biscuits

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Dessert Recipe – Jam Drops

Published January 24, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening everyone, hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. Well, as I’ve said before I’m not very good with baking so I’m always after really quick and simple dessert recipes and I find biscuits are easier to make than cakes. So this recipe is so simple that anyone can do it 🙂

Here it is…

Jam Drops

Ingredients

80g unsalted butter, softned
1/3 cup of caster sugar
2 tablespoon of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 cup of self-raising flour
1/3 cup of custard powder
1/3 cup of raspberry/strawberry jam

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Cream the butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla essence and beat until well combined. Add the sifted flour and custard powder and mix to form a soft dough. Roll heaped teaspoon of the mixture into balls and place on the baking tray.

3. make an indentation in each ball using the end of a spoon. Fill each hole with a little jam.

4. Bake for 15 minutes, cool slightly on the trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Jam drops are my little sister’s favourite, she use to love it when I say I’m dropping some freshly baked jam drops. So yeah, you can impress people with these biscuits and it only takes you 30 min to make them 🙂 You’re laughing…

Enjoy…

Jam Drops

Jam Drops