I have all the best intentions when it comes to cooking with the small one but it doesn’t always work out.
Or rather it’s so messy – I already spend what seems like 20 hours a day cleaning, tidying and sorting.
My Instagram feed is filled with photos of amazing looking sweet treats people have made with their children and I decided to have a mooch on Pinterest and find something easy we could do.
I can cook and I enjoy cooking. I can’t bake for shit, I’m so bad at it, so we settled for an easy looking Asda recipe for biscuits.
First major fail was forgetting to buy butter so we had to use marge. Damn.
I got everything ready and we cracked on. I won’t bore you with the details but my kitchen looked like we had been burgled and the man-brat smeared flour all over the fridge.
- 100g butter, softened(or marge if you forget)
- 75g golden caster sugar(just normal caster sugar works)
- 1 egg yolk(why recipe doesn’t just tell you you need one egg – see below you use the whites too)
- 200g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting(I forgot to sift but we got away with it)
- 1/2 level tsp mixed spice(don’t skip this – yum)
- 1-2 tsp milk (if required – wasn’t in my case)
- 1 egg white
- 225g icing sugar, sifted(neglected to sift this too oops)
- Food Colouring
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Beat the butter and caster sugar together. Beat in the egg yolk.
- Add the flour and mixed spice, and mix to form a stiff dough. If the mixture is a little dry, add 1-2 tsp of milk(we found it really wet and added more flour)
- Roll out half the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 5mm. Bend a 10cm round metal cutter to an egg shape – ask an adult to do this. Stamp out 17 biscuits. Arrange on a baking sheet. Re-roll the dough and repeat.(or just cut out as circles and stretch slightly – same thing)
- Bake for 10 minutes, until pale golden. Leave to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes, then put on a rack to cool completely.
- Lightly beat the egg white until frothy. Gradually beat in the icing sugar until the icing is smooth.
- Put in bowls and colour each one diferently. Ice the biscuits and decorate. Leave to set.
This was great fun to make and the mancub enjoyed helping, they taste yummy and would make great treats or presents.