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Iced biscuits

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Iced biscuits

Post  Ju-Ju on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:40 pm

Ingredients
100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

100g/3½oz caster sugar

1 free-range egg, lightly beaten

275g/10oz plain flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate

400g/14oz icing sugar

3-4 tbsp water

2-3 drops food colourings

Preparation method
1.Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2.Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.

Technique: Creaming butter by hand .Watch technique
0:50 mins
3.Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

4.Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

5.Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.

6.Using biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.

7.Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

8.For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

9.Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and set aside until the icing hardens.

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