Well its absolutely pouring down here this morning so we are going to bake some biscuits and cakes. I have stacks of cookbooks but I can’t find my Bero book that I usually use for my biscuit recipe so I just googled ‘kids biscuit recipe’ and found the simplest recipe ever:
175g/6oz Plain Flour
100g/4oz Butter or Margarine
50g/2oz Caster Sugar
Pre-heat oven to 150°C/300°F Gas Mark 2
Cream the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy and then stir in the flour.
Knead the dough together until it forms a ball, if the dough is a bit sticky, just add some more flour to the mixture.
Next, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 5mm thick.
Use your cutter’s and cut out your biscuits, if you don’t have cutters, you could always draw your shape on a bit of paper and cut it out, then just put it on top of your pastry and cut round it.
Place the biscuits on a floured baking tray and bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Let the biscuits cool before decorating.
I am going to give these a go this morning, the only problem is that I need to venture out into the rain as I have just realised that I need butter. Oh well, at least the kids can have a good splash in the puddles on the way.
After getting thoroughly soaked, we managed to get the butter and make the biscuits. They are really as easy to make as it looks.
The kids have had fun icing them and using practically a full tub of sprinkles in the process….
Out of all the biscuits we made, there are now four left on our little mini cake stand waiting for Mr Frugal to come in from work.
I don’t think he’ll be too impressed with the gingerbread man that has had his arms and legs bitten off though!