Blue 100s & 1000s biscuits….and blue lamingtons!

In Baking, Biscuits/Cookies, Snacks on April 1, 2012 at 2:57 am

Sooo….you might by wondering, why make BLUE 100s & 1000s biscuits? Well, why not? Ha, actually I ended up making them because my flatmate went a baby shower recently. She wanted to bring some appropriately themed food, and creatively dreamed up blue lamingtons! I will post a photo of them at the end of this post. However, she made far more blue icing than was necessary, so I decided to something different with it. We have had an abundance of 100s & 1000s sprinkles at our flat since Emma made fairy bread for her birthday – so I asked myself, what can one do with blue icing and 100s & 1000s? BLUE 100s & 1000s biscuits of course!

I actually already had a recipe in one of my trusty NZ Women’s Weekly recipe books. It reads as follows:

60g butter

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1/3 cup caster sugar

1 eggs, beaten slightly

1 tsp milk

2/3 cup self raising flour

1/2 cup plain flour

100s & 1000s

icing or 1 tbsp milk, extra

1. Beat butter, essence and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until smooth; add the egg and the milk, beat only until combined. Stir in sifted flours, mix to a soft dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Cover, refrigerate 30 mins.

2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced. Grease oven trays.

3. Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Cut into 5 cm rounds, place about 3 cm apart on the trays.

4. To decorate; either brush with 1 tbsp milk and top with 100s and 1000s and bake for about 12 mins or until firm OR if using icing, bake until firm and allow to cool before icing and adding 100s & 1000s.

And finally, here is the photo of Emily’s blue lamingtons…unfortunately I photographed them in the morning when it was still a bit dark, so the image quality isn’t the greatest. Still, I thought it worth posting – you don’t see blue lamingtons everyday!


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