Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras in Sydney, and although we don't have pay tv so I can't watch the parade, and I have small children so I can't jet off to Sydney for the weekend, I thought I'd make these flag biscuits to celebrate anyway ;) Miss Four loved the bright colours. Because this was not part of our regular KCT baking together, and they are just so pretty, I'm going to put these in as our submission for Kids In The Kitchen, my month long cooking with kids event. Don't forget to enter if you want a chance to win that cute teddy tin!

Rainbow Flag biscuits
1 cup butter, very soft
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sifted icing sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
food colouring

In mixer bowl, add vanilla to softened butter; add sugar and mix well. Add flour and blend well. Divide dough into 6 balls. Colour each ball one of the colours of the rainbow.

line a loaf pan with glad wrap, leaving "handles" overhanging the edge.
Roll out the red ball into an oblong and fit into the pan. Roll out the orange ball on glad wrap and flip onto the red oblong.

Repeat for all colours. Tightly cover the purple and final layer with the glad wrap edges. Refrigerate for 30 mins to aid slicing, then turn out onto a cutting board.

Slice cookies 1/4 inch thick.

Bake at 170C degrees for 18 minutes. Do not brown too much as they will lose their colour. Cool immediately on a wire rack.

These make a dry, crumbly, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth type of biscuit, much like those in a Melting Moment or Yoyo. I hate those biscuits, but DP loves them. Which is fine, I didn't want to eat these anyway, they are just so pretty to look at!

Don't forget to get messy with your young 'uns for Kids In The Kitchen, training our next generation of food bloggers! ;)


Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Cool! I love rainbow food! Making rainbow cakes and hiding the colours under icing is always fun :D