Teacher’s Orange & Ginger Biscuits

Teacher’s Orange & Ginger Biscuits
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    For the biscuits

    • 120g softened butter
    • 80g Siucra light golden brown sugar
    • 120g plain flour
    • 50g cornflour
    • ½ tsp ground ginger
    • 1 orange, zest only

    For the icing

    • 300g Siucra icing sugar
    • 2 to 3 tbsp water
    • Food colouring

    • Siucra roll out icing flowers, to decorate
    • To personalise, additional Siucra icing sugar and water or lemon juice

    To make the biscuits, whisk the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
    Fold in the plain flour and cornflour, ginger and orange zest to form a soft biscuit dough.
    Wrap in parchment and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
    Roll the dough out on a floured surface and shape into biscuits or use biscuit cutter.
    Transfer to the baking tray and baking for 16 to 18 minutes depending on the shape and size of the biscuit.
    Leave on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
    The biscuits must be completely cold before icing them.

    To ice the biscuits, prepare the icing by adding the Siucra icing sugar into a bowl and add just enough water to form a thick paste. Add the colouring of your choice.
    Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle.
    Pipe around the edge of the biscuit and them add in the centre. Leave to dry completely before decorating with Siucra roll out icing flowers.

    To personalise your biscuits for teacher, mix some more Siucra icing sugar and a little water or lemon juice to form a thick paste.  Place a fine nozzle into a piping bag and add in the icing mix. Then write or draw flowers on the iced top of each biscuit.

    Pack them up in pretty boxes ready for gifting to teacher.

    Recipe supplied by Catherine Fulvio