I wanted to create some vanilla biscuits to accompany a dessert and so I thought where else would I get a biscuit recipe from than the amazing Biscuiteers…..
Biscuiteers is one of my favourite companies in London and their biscuits are always so adorable. If you haven’t heard of them, they produce hand iced biscuits in all sorts of cool designs from anything like animals to lipsticks and champagne bottles. They also do bespoke biscuits upon request. Check their website out! If you are buying a gift, then I definitely recommend these as they are so special and unique.
Recipe (makes about 12 biscuits)
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 350g plain flour
- 100g self raising flour
- 125g granulated sugar
- 125g salted butter, diced
- 125g golden syrup
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Sift the flours and add them to the sugar.
- Add in the butter and rub the mixture together as if aiming for a breadcrumb texture.
- Add the golden syrup, vanilla essence and egg into the middle of the mix (make a well in the centre) and gradually mix by hand the wet ingredients into the dry to form a dough.
- Divide the dough into two, form each into a cylinder shape, and wrap them in cling film. Place the dough in the fridge to firm up a bit (minimum half an hour).
- Roll out to 1cm thickness (Biscuiteers roll their dough to a 5mm thickness but I wanted more of a chunkier biscuit). To roll the biscuits, divide the dough into two and use a rolling pin to roll over parchment paper (this prevents the biscuit dough sticking to the rolling pin). Alternatively, you can use a little bit of flour on the rolling pin but don’t add too much as this will change the proportions of the biscuit dough.
- Cut the dough into 12 rounds.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes (or until they are lightly golden) in a preheated oven at 170oC
Enjoy on their own or accompany a chocolate mousse with them to make that dessert extra special! Have you heard of Biscuiteers? Do you love their biscuits too?