LEARNING HOW TO ICE BISCUITS
I love a good cactus, and earlier in the year spotted these bad boys! With Christmas fast approaching and an army of Grannies, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins to buy presents for, I decided that this Christmas was going to be a homemade one. Iced biscuits for all!
To get started I headed to The Biscuiteers Bake Love Blog – it’s a fountain of iced biscuit knowledge. I used their delicious ‘Easy Vanilla Biscuit Recipe’ and then watched their ‘How To Ice Biscuits’ videos like a hawk.
It’s worth pointing out here that while I had a lot of people to make biscuits for, I didn’t need to make four batches of biscuit dough … I’d made enough to feed the five thousand and would have been better off starting with just one batch. Anyhoo – onto the icing vid:
As you’ll see from the video you need quite a bit of kit; squeezy bottles, disposable icing bags, an array of food colouring and more, but it’s definitely worth investing in as once you’ve made these – you’ll definitely want to make more. If you don’t already have these bits and bobs at home, you’ll find everything you need here in Lakeland’s online store. The Biscuiteers also sell a handy Rainy Day Icing Kit. It might also be worth getting some fun shaped cookie cutters, but as I found out this isn’t essential – I was pushed for time, so ended up making my own paper templates which I lay on the rolled out dough and cut round them with a knife – less of a nightmare than it sounds.
Once my biscuits emerged from the oven looking a little bit cactus-like, it was time for the fun to begin! Despite my line icing coming out pretty wiggly (shaky hands – probably from excitement) the icing techniques were way easier than I thought they’d be, and after four hours in baking and icing heaven, this was the result:
This would be a really fun project to do with friends or little ones – I massively recommend it. If you whip up some iced biscuits, I’d love to see! Share images of your sweet success using the hashtag #MadeWithMolly and tag us @mollyandthewolf.