Episode two of The Great British Bake Off inspired me to make biscuits! It was my plan to recreate the technical challenge, Viennese Whirls. However, I was sadly lacking in cornflour. So, onto iced biscuits. I’d forgotten how outrageously simple biscuits were to make. Following a recipe from The Primrose Bakery Book , I created scrummy iced biscuits. If you’re following the recipe here, the ingredients call for vanilla essence but it’s omitted from the recipe. I added it with the egg.
It was a little tricky to tell when they were done, I used muscovado sugar instead of golden caster so they were already pretty dark.
As there wasn’t anything particularly technical about the biscuits I tried my hand at icing. I iced a circle with a thicker consistency, waited for it to set, then filled it in with thinner icing.
Next time I’ll ice the biscuits right to the edge, as I think it gives them a nicer finish. I need to get myself a circle cutter, a glass just doesn’t work all that well.
Looking forward to bread week tonight!