A girlfriend of mine had a baby shower in the weekend, so along with some small little gifts for the baby, I made mini belgium biscuits for mum. These bit sized treats are so delicious and spicy. Perfect for winter as the ginger is so warming.
They are great for tea parties or a casual afternoon snack with a steaming cup of tea.
Feel free to use any flavour jam filling or colouring and flavour for the icing.
25 g butter, softened
75 g brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon golden syrup
230 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
11/2 tsp cinnamon
11/2 tsp ground ginger
11/2 tsp mixed spiceIcing
1 cup icing sugar
Red food colouring
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add egg and golden syrup, stir till just combined.
Mix in all the dry ingredients.
Knead until just combined. Roll out on light floured surface. You can make any shape or size you like. I decided on a tiny star shape and rolled my dough to 1mm thick.
Place biscuits on baking paper lined tray, bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
To make the icing, mix sugar and enough water so icing is spreadable. Add a few drops of colouring and flavourings to make the perfect balance. Do a drop at a time as these things are potent.
Ice half of the biscuits and spread the remainder with jam. Sandwich together with icing on top.
I purchased the rainbow sugar from Dean and Deluca in Napa Valley, however 100's and 1000's work well and kids LOVE sprinkles so it doesn't matter what type you use!