It’s time for me to start fundraising, so I’ve been practising a few recipes for a bake sale. In my mind a bake sale is an easy win when it comes to fundraising, because everyone likes a good cake and you can have fun while prepping your goods.
I have a rather long commute into my office so it was important that I found a recipe that would allow me to bake a large quantity of treats that are easy to transport into work for my colleague. Oh, and they have to look good as I am trying to convince people to pay for them!
And this is where I would like to introduce my recipe for iced biscuits! Think homemade party rings!
You will need: 100g unsalted butter, 100g caster sugar, 1 egg (lightly beaten), 275g plain flour, 1 tsp vanilla extract.
To decorate your biscuits you will need: 400g icing sugar, 3-4 tbsp water, 2-3 drops food colourings
First, preheat the oven to Gas 5 and cover your baking tray with greaseproof paper. Then cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, and stir together with flour until the mixture comes together as dough. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm and use biscuit cutters to cut your biscuits into pretty shapes before placing them carefully on a baking tray to cook for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.
Now to make them look pretty: sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring –you can do several different colours if you have time, it’ll make your biscuits look beautiful at your bake sale. Finally, spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and set aside until the icing hardens.
All done! Just try not to eat them all before you get to your bake sale!