Thursday, June 10, 2010

belgium biscuits

have a huge craving for belgium biscuits like my nana used to make. So delicious, I think I shall make some tonight!

Belgium Biscuits

125 g (about 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp) butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cocoa

3/4 to 1 cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp raspberry or vanilla essence
a few drops of red food colouring


1/2 cup raspberry jam, approximately

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice, and cocoa together. Mix into creamed mixture to make a firm dough. On a lightly floured board roll the dough out to 3 mm thick. Cut out rounds using a 6.5cm cuter. Bake at 180 C (350F) for 15 minutes or until golden. When cold, ice half of the biscuits. Spread the remaining biscuits with raspberry jam and place iced biscuits on top.

Mix icing sugar with flavouring and colouring. Add sufficient water to make a pink icing of spreading consistency.

image from google images
recipe from Little Red Said (from Edmonds Cook Book)


Galit said...

ooooh... looks too good...
It is kinda like ginger bread cookies right?
I'll try it tomorrow. Need some cookies with my tea and the rain outside...

and flowers pick themselves said...

these look + sound so yummy! thanks for sharing :)

xo Alison

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