Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rainbow biscuits

Today heralded the last day of school holidays :(

I wanted to do something fun and outdoorsy but seeing as it's been raining for days we hung around home and worked out something cool to do.

Driving home we saw the most beautiful rainbow and decided to go back to our original holiday list and make Rainbow biscuits. We had planned to make them all holidays but never got a chance so today was perfect!

The idea came from Amandas cookin that I found months ago. We used a different recipe but the same style.

Our recipe was: 100 gr butter
1/2 Sugar
1/2 cup custard powder
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 egg

Mix the butter and sugar to together, then add egg,flour and custard powder. Split the mixture into four sections ( or as many sections as you want colours) Tint each section of mixture. Extra flour may need to be added as ours was pretty sticky. Flour the table to avoid the mixture sticking.

Take a small ball from each section and roll into balls.

Roll balls gently together, and then roll into a long snake. Curl into a snail shape ( yep I can't work out any other way to describe it!)

Bake in the oven for 18 minutes at 180c. To make them really rainbow striped, as you curl it into a snail, roll the dough further.

How beautiful do they look!! And tasted delicious :) and such a perfect activity for a rainy day :)

1 comment:

  1. Those are gorgeous. Thanks again for a fabulous idea. I will be making these with the kids, but I will have to google how to convert that recipe into something I can remotely understand. lol.