Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Valentines Biscuits

Hello again everybody

As it is Valentine's day tomorrow we wondered if you might like to make some valentine's biscuits?

These ones are easy to make, yummy to eat and cool to give away.

We use this recipe to make gingerbread men too.


6oz/175g self raising flour                              
0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp sugar
2oz/50g butter
3 tbsp syrup

If you need to make a gluten free version add gluten free flour, same quantity and a tsp of xanthan gum if you have some, it's not essential but makes the biscuits less fragile.

Swap the butter for Soya margarine if you need a dairy free option too

Other things you need

2 baking trays
Biscuit cutters
Rolling pin
Small saucepan
Mixing bowl

Method (How to make them)

Pre heat oven to Gas5/190'c (Pre heat means getting it warm before you start)

Grease a couple of baking sheets by rubbing some butter over the baking sheet, this stops the biscuits sticking

Weigh out your flour and put it into your mixing bowl with the sugar, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon. (These are called the dry ingredients)

You can use flowers?

Battle of flower v flour


In a little pan carefully and slowly melt the butter with the syrup, this will get very hot.

Pour the melted mixture from the pan into the bowl with your dry ingredients and mix well.

You should now have a 'dough', where it has all stuck together in a ball, if it is a little too soft add a small amount more flour

Roll out on a floured surface to about 4mm thick and cut with heart shaped cutters (Or whichever shape you fancy)

Pop onto the baking sheets. If they have stuck to the surface a bit try sliding a butter knife underneath them to loosen them a bit.

Cook for approx 8-10 minutes but watch them carefully as they can over cook quite quickly

Remove from oven (carefully) Then leave them on the tray for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack, if you move them too quickly they might break, and a broken heart isn't a good thing.

Ice if you like.

We hope you enjoy making these, they are hard not to eat all in one go!

Thank you for reading

Ethan, Reuben, Mattie, Jacob and Joel Bean

Here is a picture of some we have made before.


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