GBBO recipe challenge time! This week we have Rebecca Honeywell-Ward (Owner of Honeywell Bakes) who takes on the biscuit game challenge with her Scrabble Biscuit Tile recipe.
- How did you get into baking?
My Mum started me off young! One of my favourite memories is making gingerbread men with her.
- How long did the biscuits take from start to finish?
- What’s your favourite thing about the biscuits?
They are fun to make and you can actually use them to play Scrabble.
- What was the hardest thing about making the biscuits?
Cutting them out so small! They are quite simple but we didn’t have a cookie cutter that was the right size, so they were hand cut.
Sugar Cookies (Makes about 30 standard sized biscuits)
200G soft butter
200g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
400g plain flour
250g icing sugar
40ml egg white (about 1 egg)
½ teaspoon glycerine (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180c. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence, then add egg and beat until well combined. Add flour and mix to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Cut little square shapes, place on a baking sheet, and bake for approximately 5-8 minutes until light brown.
- Transfer to a write rack and allow to cool.
- Make the royal icing by combining the egg white and icing sugar (and glycerine if you have it) – the icing should form soft peaks. You can adjust the consistency by adding a little icing sugar if too runny or water if too stiff. Add black food colouring and put into a piping bag or bottle with a writing nozzle.
- Roll out fondant icing on to a surface dusted with icing sugar. Cut out shapes the same size as your biscuits. Brush a little water onto the top of each biscuit, and carefully place the fondant icing on top.
- Using the black royal icing, pipe letters onto each biscuit Scrabble tile, and the corresponding numbers underneath them.
- Allow to dry before playing Scrabble with a cuppa!
Thanks for reading and check back next week for our second GBBO recipe challenge.