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Carol and Lily's biscuits

By: | October 16, 2017 | Tags: , | 26 comments

Lily's biscuits
I have my little 4 yr old granddaughter staying with me and she loves to cook.
Obviously, I supervise her and do anything which would not be safe for her to do but she sieves the flour, mixes and rolls out. She cut out her shapes using my Christmas cutters (trial run) for when I make my Xmas wreath. She also iced the biscuits herself and put the sprinkles on.
140 gm of butter
100 gm of soft brown sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
350 gm flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg beaten
Melt the butter, sugar and syrup and then let it cool for 10 minutes.
Sieve the flour, baking soda and pour in the melted butter plus the egg. Stir to combine.
Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 10 minutes
When chilled roll out to 5 mm thick and cut out shapes.
Put on a baking tray lined with parchment and bake at 200C for about 12 minutes until golden turning the tray halfway through cooking.
When cold ice as desired.
Lily wanted pink and white with sugar strands so even the penguin was pink  ツ ツ
The icing, apart from the first one, when I showed her how to flood the biscuits she did herself.
It is the first time I have used this particular biscuit recipe but it is nice and the biscuits are quite soft in the middle but firm on the outside.
I would use it again and will probably make my Christmas wreath using this mix as it cuts out nice and clean. It is a little crumbly and soft when not cooked but manageable.  Well, Lil’s managed so I am sure anyone else can.
Prepared, tried and tested by Carol Taylor and her 4 yr old granddaughter
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  1. Lily will surely put me to shame…please do not ask my age, I beg you. Lol!

    • Mwah – please do not think you’re unable to bake, please put it to the test and you will be amazed to find you what you can do. You go girl

  2. This is fantastic Carol. You share train ’em young girl! 🙂 xx

  3. Aww this is special and must have been so much fun. You have a true little baker in the making 🙂

  4. I loved when my grandchildren were younger. They loved to bake, too. What fun! <3

  5. Well done Lily. You will be a great cook like your granny Carol. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. Delightful, Carol and Esme. You are a dream team.

  7. Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:

    Lily’s biscuits with nannie as her sous chef …Not bad for a 4 year old …

  8. Thank you,Esme, you should have seen her face.. Shared FB and flipped 🙂

  9. Awesome

  10. Thanks Robbie for linking.

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