Ice Cream Biscuits
In Celebration of The Great British Bake off starting again this week, I thought I would pull out my Mary Berry cook book, and bake some iced biscuits.
I bought this fun Ice cream cookie cutter from Sainsbury's the other week, and was looking forward to using it for a fun summer inspired bake.
I also picked up this great compact piping kit, in my local cook shop, by Kilo. Its a good handy size kit and the piping bag is really sturdy and durable unlike some. I do often use disposable bags, but in the interest of saving waste, a quality re-usable one is always good to have in the cupboard.
So as you can see I am no expert here, but I love having a go, and thats what this blog is all about, just having a go at something new and creative.
I baked these biscuits using Mary Berry's simple biscuit recipe, in the bakes for children section of her baking bible, as seen above.
I mixed up a simple shop bought royal icing packet, and added a little colouring to get the waffle cone look. I also added more water to make a runny consistency for piping the lattice pattern.
I then piped a white royal icing around the ice cream edge in a firmer consistency, then flooded the middle with a runnier icing.
You just need a cocktail stick to move the icing around, so it completely fills any gaps and smooths out.
Sprinkle with your favourite toppings whilst they are still wet, don't waste time doing this as the icing soon dries.
And you have a fun iced biscuit.
These are going to down a treat with my kids.
They may not be perfect and uniform, and Mary Berry might be a little unimpressed with the piping skills, but I am pretty satisfied, and they were fun to do.
And they make a lovely wrapped party gift or Favour.
I just delivered these two treats to my lovely neighbours.
This would be a great activity to do with kids, or just make them for your kids, either way I hope you are inspired to bake something good this weekend.