Personalised Biscuits

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Aloha! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Fret no more, I have a plethora of baking recipes that are soon to come your way. First up are these incredibly cute personalised biscuits which I baked for a recent birthday party. The personalisation makes these biscuits slightly more special making them the perfect party favours.

I’ve been wanting to make biscuits like these for ages now so was pleased when I finally found the chance.

The complete personalised biscuit required 3 simple steps and by using ready made fondant that I bought from the supermarket, I was able to eradicate any unnecessary steps.

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1. Baking

I used this vanilla biscuit recipe from biscuiteers – I’ve been a massive fan of their work since forever so was only hoping my biscuits reached their standards!

Ingredients (makes ~24-30 biscuits)

  • 350g plain flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 125g granulated sugar
  • 125g salted butter softened, diced
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • Ready to roll fondant icing (see here)

Method:

  1. Sift both the self raising and plain flour into a bowl, add the sugar and mix well.
  2. Add the butter. Using your fingertips, rub the ingredients together until it begins to look like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. When all the butter is evenly mixed in, make a well in the centre and add the syrup and the egg.
  4. Mix well, until a ball has formed.
  5. Divide the dough in two and shape into two flat discs.
  6. Place the dough on a sheet of parchment
  7. Begin by gently squashing the dough down with the rolling pin or your hands, cover with second sheet of parchment and then use the rolling pin to roll properly.
  8. Gently roll the dough until it is 5mm thick all over.
  9. Transfer the whole sheet of rolled dough, still sandwiched between its sheets of parchment, to a baking tray and place in the fridge to chill for at least 20-30 minutes before cutting.
  10. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
  11. Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of the biscuits at 170°C, or until golden brown.
  12. Once the biscuits are cool, roll out the fondant with a cutter, stamp and using a paintbrush, brush a little water on the icing and stick directly onto the biscuit.Biscuit

2. Stamping

To engrave the name into the biscuit fondant, I used this stamping stencil set from eBay which allows you to create any word you wish – it’s super easy to use and doesn’t take up too much space in the kitchen cupboard!

3. Packaging

I picked up these clear cellophane bags from Hobbycraft which came with ties too meaning I didn’t need to bother with ribbon. I simply popped the biscuit in and voila, there you have it – super cute personalised biscuits fit for any event!

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