It was baking week a couple of weeks ago at our sons pre-school, and at each session, one of the mums does some baking with the children. At 2 of the sessions, I was providing the “baking”. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay for one of the sessions in the end, but I did provide something for the children to do – Stained Glass Biscuits, which appeared to be a big hit!
- 100g soft light brown sugar
- 100g softened butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 230g plain flour
- 30g cornflour
- 2 tsp ground mixed spice
- 40 boiled sweets
- Cookie cutter (must be larger than the round cutter below)
- Drinking straws
- Small round cutter, slightly bigger than the boiled sweets (I used a large piping nozzle)
- Silicon Paper
Heat the oven to 160 °C and line some baking trays with silicon paper.
Mix the egg into the sugar and butter.
Make a hole near the top of each biscuit with a straw.
Lift them onto the baking trays with a spatula.
Squeeze all the scraps together and roll out again to make more biscuits. Add a few drops of water if the dough becomes too dry.
Put a boiled sweet in the hole in each biscuit and bake for about 12 minutes, checking towards the end of baking to see if the melted sweet is close to spilling over the hole, and the biscuit is baked.
Leave on the tray until they are cold, and then peel off the paper.