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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sweetheart Biscuits..

How sweet are these Sweetheart Biscuits? A perfect treat for Valentines day!?

Recipe and image courtesy of Trex

  • A little Trex, for greasing
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2-3 drops vanilla extract
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 100g Trex, at room temperature
  • 200g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g polenta or semolina

To Decorate:
  • 250g icing sugar
  • Pink food colouring

  1. Position the oven shelves towards the top of the oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease two baking trays with a little Trex.
  2. Beat the egg, vanilla extract and sugar together using a wooden spoon.
  3. Put the Trex into a mixing bowl with 150g (6oz) flour and the salt. Beat together with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in the egg and sugar mixture. Add the remaining flour and polenta or semolina and mix together to make a smooth dough.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured work top and roll out with a floured rolling pin until 5mm (1/4 in) thick. Use 2 or 3 different-sized heart-shaped cutters to stamp into biscuits. Transfer to the prepared baking trays.
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes until light golden brown. Cool for a few minutes on the trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Mix 75g (3oz) icing sugar with a little water to make a stiff icing. Pipe carefully around the edge of the biscuits using a small icing bag fitted with a fine plain icing tube. Leave to set. Mix the remaining icing sugar with a little water and 1-2 drops of pink colouring to give a pale pink icing. Spread over the biscuits one at a time, so that it reaches the piped edges. Leave until set.


1 comment

  1. These look so very delicious. I am going to try making mine. Thanks for sharing Claire.


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