Thursday, October 27, 2011

Random Recipe: Orange and Ginger Stained Glass Biscuits

Have you taken part in my blog giveaway yet?

Dom's random recipe challenge for this month was awesome! We were partnered up with another blog who randomly chose a recipe for us from one of our books after we numbered them! My partner was Manu at

Manu randomly chose a recipe  for me called "orange and ginger stained glass biscuits" in BBC Food's 101 Cupcakes and Small Bakes.

The picture with the recipe was so cute since the heart shaped biscuits had ribbons tied to them and were hung from branches of a Christmas tree.

I made mine round but it was a total fail as they didn't come off the tray! :( apart from one. Which I abused excessively for pictures.

The recipe quite simple and I think to get it right you should add parchment paper to the already greased baking tray.

Here's the recipe:

175g plain flour
zest of one orange
1 tsp ground ginger
100g cold butter, cut into chunks
50g muscovado sugar
1tbsp milk
12 fruit flavored boiled sweets, crushed

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease two non stick baking sheets with oil. Whiz together flour, ginger, orange zest, and butter in a food processor. Pulse in the sugar and milk and turn out and knead briefly until smooth.
Wrap, then chill for 30 minutes.
Roll out to the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut shapes with 7cm cutters and use 4cm to cut out the middle.
Put the crushed sweets in the middle of each biscuit and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until middles have melted and edges golden brown.
Leave to harden then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  1. That's great!!!!
    Have a nice evening

  2. oh what a shame!.... this one looks so lovely, it would have been great to see them all... never mind, next time you know... and its great you were picked something you've never made before. Thanks for taking part sweetie x

  3. oh, loving the new site by the way x

  4. The random challenge sounds fun.
    Shame about the biccies though.

  5. Love your honesty. This one looks fab!

  6. Oh dear - what a lot of work for only one biscuit. I have the same problem when doing the windows for my gingerbread house. Such a heartbreak if you spoil the whole side of a house just trying to fill a window. :-(

  7. At least the one you got looked fantastic!

  8. This cake is my favorite chocolate cake recipes and one of our top 5 recipes!

  9. Anonymous22/7/12 21:48

    Awesome. Also don't forget to add a Ritalin pill and dissolve it well. Gets even better!


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