Sunday, 9 May 2010

Anyone for tea?

I was invited to attend this month's Teawitter Tea Party in the Northern Quarter. It is an event for people who are passionate about baking. I decided to make some decorative biscuits as inspired by the book 'Bake me I'm yours....cookie' by Lindy Smith. She is one amazing lady. Her bsicuits (cookies) are so pretty to look at. I decided on using my Mother in law's shortbread recipe which we all adore. I then tinted some ready to roll fondant using gel colourings to cover the biscuits and to decorate them. I stuck the fondant and decorations on using some boiled jam as I did not have any sugarpaste to hand. My first batch of biscuits spread a lot whilst baking in the oven, so for the next batch, I put the biscuits to chill in the fridge for a couple of moments as I had read that this ensured the biscuits would keep their shape whilst cooking. That tip was spot on. The next batch held their shape perfectly.


  1. These look delish, Salad!!!!
    Doron xxx

  2. Love the colour combinations!

  3. They not only look delish but they tasted delish. So glad you could make it to the teawitter party. Wish I'd eaten more of those biscuits they were lovely and so pretty. I've had a lot of people ask me who made them. You may be getting orders!