Friday, 14 October 2011

Almond heart shaped biscuits.

It's National Chocolate week and I was surfing the net for some inspiration for a chocolatey treat. I landed at the Baking Mad web site which is totally dedicated to  recipes of scrumpticious  mouthwatering delights and it also has wonderful  and very useful tips and tricks to perfect your baking.
The Baking Mad site has so many recipes that I was wonderering which one to pick when I came across this delicious  chocolate cupcake recipe which I think every chocolate lover should definately try.

I was all ready to bake the chocolate cupcakes when disaster struck as I was all out of  the cocoa . How can I make chocolate cup cakes with out cocoa.? Not to be beaten, I was adamant to make a sweet treat so I changed my plan and stumbled upon these awesome and cute heart shaped biscuits.

I followed the recipe exactly and  then let my creative juices flow with the decoration. I made heart shaped , flower shaped and butterfly biscuits from the same dough.


100 grams Softened Butter unsalted 
100 grams Caster Sugar (Silver Spoon Homegrown)  
1  Happy Eggs lightly beaten 
1 tsp Silver Spoon Cakecraft Natural Almond Extract  
275 grams Plain White Flour (Allinson Nature Friendly)
2 pinches bicarbonate of Soda.


1.For the biscuits: heat the oven to 190C /375F, gas 5. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
2.Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
3.Beat in the egg and almond extract, a little at a time, until well combined. Stir in the flour and mix to a dough.
4.Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1 cm | 1/2" thick. Using heart shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.
5.Bake the biscuits for 8-12 minutes, until pale golden. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes to firm up, then place on a wire rack to cool.
6.For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and stir in water as directed on the packet to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.
7.Carefully spread the icing on the biscuits and place a sugar flower on each biscuit before the icing sets. Alternatively decorate them with ready to roll fondant icing and Pipe with royal icing as I did.

The biscuits turned out really wonderful and simply delectable .I can't wait to try some more recipes from Baking Mad as I have definately become a fan of the site.

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  1. wow, those look so cute, so nicely decorated. Love them.

  2. wow very cute biscuits !! perfectly done !!

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  3. Hy,
    first time your space..
    awesome recipe collection with really nice presentation.
    excellent cliks..
    almond biscuits looks cute n divine..
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  4. Oh! They are luscious!!!! Time for Kids to treat themselves to the core.... :D

    Ash... :)

  5. Aww.. The cookies look so cute... love the hearts.. wish I could grab one.. :)

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  6. nicely done cookies...looks yumm

  7. Looks so cute and delicious.. thanks for sharing.. awesome job dear :)
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  8. Wow cute and elegant biscuits,marvellous..

  9. Your presentation has always been phenomenal, and this time too I'm amazed at the pics...what a beautiful way of decorating cookies....loved it to the core. :)

  10. They look so cute nayna!!!! Love those Cute Pink Roses!!!! Superb!!!

  11. Gorgeous... biscuits...

    WOt a coincedence.. I made my cupcakes from Baking Mad too..

  12. love those butterfly biscuits

  13. Mmm lovely baking! Nayna, you are discovring new talants.

  14. Mmm lovely baking! Nayna, you are discovring new talants.

  15. I love cookies and these look delicious

  16. So pretty and dainty, you wouldn't want to eat them.

  17. Your decorating is fabulous. I've tried icing biscuits and mine are just rubbish. :(


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