With the school holidays on the horizon and an extended bank holiday break for some, why not get planning with some fun activities for the Jubilee celebrations with the kids.
Here is a great little recipe to get you started, here are the ingredients to make these fun biscuits ⤵️
250g butter or baking margarine softened
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
Red, white and blue roll-out icing
Red, white and blue icing tubes
Cake decorations, there are lots of great ideas on the supermarket shelves to help you get creative!
String or edible red liquorice shoelaces
Mix the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, then add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and briefly beat to combine.
Sift over the flour and stir until the mixture is well combined – you might need to get your hands in at the end to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together.
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Chill the dough for 20 - 30 minutes.
Make a triangle template from a piece of cardboard then roll out and cut out triangles and bake on a non-stick baking tray for 10-12 minutes until pale golden. Whilst they are still warm make 2 holes in the biscuits along one of the straight edges to thread string through later. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool and crisp up.
Roll out the icing to around the thickness of a one-pound coin and use the cardboard template to cut around. Carefully attach the icing to the top of the biscuit with a blob of icing.
Finish decorating and be as creative as you wish. Leave to dry.
Carefully thread the string or the edible shoelaces through the biscuits where you made the holes, tie and enjoy.