Normally around Christmas I do a lot of festive baking, but this year that hasn't really happened. As I'm in my final year at secondary school I have a lot more work than I usually do, but I can assure you that when I break up for the Christmas Holidays in a week or so I will be making the attempt to bake some wintry cakes or treats.
In the meantime, to give you and I some food inspiration I will share the recipe for some Christmas biscuits that I made last year that actually turned out pretty well...
225g Self-raising Flour
Pinch of Salt
100g Caster Sugar
1 Beaten Egg
1. First I put the oven onto 180c/Gas Mark 4, and sifted the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and then rubbed in the butter until it resembled breadcrumbs.
2. Then I added the sugar, and mixed everything to a stiff dough using the beaten egg.
3. Next, I turned out the mixture into a floured board/surface and kneaded it gently until it was smooth. After this, I wrapped the dough ball in foil and popped it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill.
4. I then rolled out my dough again on a floured surface and proceeded to cut out my snowflakes on by one.
5. After placing my biscuits onto a buttered or lined baking tray, I put them in the oven for 15 minutes (or until the turned a place gold colour).
6. Next, I left the biscuits to cool for a while, and then decorated them, as seen above, using a white icing pen and silver balls!
These biscuits did end up looking a lot better than I expected, and if I remember correctly they tasted nice too!
Thank you for reading, and I hope you are all enjoying Blogmas!