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Christmas Tree Bisc
Veg CD CBF 50mins
M akes about 20
Teatime Baked Fayre
125g/5oz Plain Flour
125g/5oz Plain Wholemeal Flour
1 teasp Ground Cinnamon
1 teasp Mixed Spice
50g/2oz Caster Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
A little milk
Place the flours, cinnamon and mixed spice into a large mixing
bowl and mix well.
2. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until
it looks like fine breadcrumbs then stir in the sugar.
3. Add the beaten egg and knead into a dough, adding a little milk
4. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5.
5. Turn the biscuit dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll
out very thinly.
6. Cut out into stars or trees using biscuit cutters or, if you're
feeling artistic, freehand into snowmen or other festive shapes.
7. Place onto baking sheets, prick lightly with a fork and bake in
for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.
8. Remove from the oven and immediately make a hole at the top of
each biscuit with a skewer being careful not to burn yourself. Cool
on wire racks.
9. Once cold, thread thin ribbon through each biscuit and tie to the
End of instructions
Key techniques required to make this
cook in an enclosed oven
in The incorporation of fat into flour.
Butter is softened and cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and
forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully
incorporated and the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs in appearance.
- A rhythmic action in dough making whereby one end of the dough is
secured by the heel of one hand and stretched away, then pulled back
over the top. In bread making, two hands are use.
These can also be iced using a mixture of icing
sugar and water adding food colouring if desired.
M ain equipment required to make
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