I’ve written previously about my adoration for Biscuiteers and wondered about how to make them myself. I guess I just lacked the enthusiasm to have a go myself.
Upon opening an email from Biscuiteers a while ago, I discovered they were, in fact, bringing out a book called Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits! Oh the excitement! Another beautiful book to add to my overflowing bookshelf. I’ve been mega busy of late, but having had a spare day off after coming back from Edinburgh and having just bought a beautiful cupcake shaped cookie cutter from Peter Maturi (not available on their website) I decided it was high time I got my bake on and have a go at making some beautiful biscuits.
The book is extremely inspirational and gave me lots of ideas and plenty of tips on getting the best biscuit and how best to make royal icing and pipe it. I think my biscuits turned out pretty good for a first attempt! My piping skills are a little rusty since my sugarcraft course, not helped by the fact I ballsed up the piping bag by cutting too big a hole, but still for eager first try I think I did OK.
The entire process probably took about 3 hours to make 18 biscuits – the more colours you have the longer it’ll take to make up the different icings and pipe or fill all the different sections of the biscuits. It’s completely worth it though! These kinds of biscuits will make great gifts when you’re a bit broke – time and effort put in is always much more meaningful that the amount spent.
Whilst I doubt that the recipe for the Biscuits is actually the one they use (come on, they wouldn’t give away their real recipe) the biscuits were absolutely delicious even though I overcooked mine a bit due to a overly hot oven. The feedback from my colleagues was extremely encouraging although I’m not sure they are an entirely reliable source as they’ll eat anything being given away!
If you are interested in buying the Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits, Amazon is the cheapest place to get it: