We made some lovely nature themed biscuits, leaf shapes and snails. The colours didn’t come out very well, next time I’ll try gel colours! But you get the idea. I love the inspiration that can come from certain themes. We cut leaf shapes with a knife and rolled up sausages to make our colourful snails.
You may remember a few weeks ago I shared a fantastic Summer Holiday workbook that Harveys Furniture have create to inspire families to get creative, you can see the workbook here. They tasked me to make something creative with a nature theme and instantly I thought of leaf shaped biscuits, it is nearly autumn after all and they are good shapes for biscuits!
- 250g unsalted butter, softened
- 275g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
- 450g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 types of Food colouring, I used red, yellow and green
- In a food processor, blend butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the lighted whisked eggs and blend until combined.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder, blend for a couple of minutes until mixed into a dough.
- Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (gas mark 3).
- Line a couple of baking sheets with baking paper.
- Split dough into three.
- Mix the food colouring with the three bits of dough, using your fingers.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
- Cut leaf shapes with a knife.
- Roll out sausage shapes and spiral together to make the snails back, then add another sausage at the bottom for the snail.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Leave to cool and eat. Yummy!
- Use gel colouring as the usual food colouring I used did not take very well, as you can see.
Step by step in pictures