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|Recipe Name||Christmas Biscuits|
|Traditional food from||Anywhere|
|Ingredients||170g plain flour
60g cold butter, cut into small pieces
85g brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar cane syrup, or golden syrup
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg yolk
1/5 teaspoon powdered ginger
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon mixed spice
|Preparation||Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon and spices together in a large bowl.
Add the butter and rub in thoroughly with fingers until mixture has consistency of breadcrumbs.
Add brown sugar.
In another bowl, mix syrup, milk and egg yolk and add to mixture.
Stir until you have a smooth paste.
On a floured work surface, knead pastry for a few minutes, then roll out to a thickness of 5mm and cut into shapes with a Christmas biscuit-cutter.
Place on a baking tray and chill for 10 minutes.
Bake at a medium heat for 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden.
Leave to cool and place briefly under grill.
Add the icing sugar little by little to the egg white, in a small bowl, add food colouring.
Ice biscuits with a piping bag.