Does anyone know how to make those biscuits that you cut a hole/shape out of the middle then fill with crushed boiled sweets to get a stained glass/gem type look. Want to make some for DDs birthday to decorate cake. (Pirate theme, was hoping to make them look like jewellery). I know the theory behind them, but not sure what biscuit recipe/dough to make! Please help!
This is the recipe i used once and they worked Heat oven to 200c/ gas 6 Mix together 280g plain flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Rub 140g chilled diced unsalted butter into it to breadcrumb consistency. then add 140g castor sugar. Bind the dough with a whole beaten egg and leave to 'relax' for 20 mins. Roll out on a floured boardto 1/2 inch thick and use pastry cutters to cut shapes, put on tray lined with baking parchment.Cut a 1inch hole in the centre of each and if you want to make medallions use a straw to cut holes for ribbons. Place half a boiled sweet in each hole and bake about 12 minstill sweets are melted and bisuits pale golden. Allow to cool before lifting off paper with a spatula Good luck!