Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Iced Cardamom and Saffron Biscuits



I have been following the Great British Bake Off and last week was week two where the theme was Biscuits.The participants made Viennese whirls, iced biscuits and also ginger bread creations. I was totally taken with the iced biscuits and have created my own Ice cream shaped Asian flavour inspired biscuits.
These ice cream shaped iced biscuits have the perfect crisp break and taste simply delicious with the Asian inspired flavours of cardamom and saffron.





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Iced Cardamom and Saffron Biscuits
Asian inspired iced biscuits with Cardamom and Saffron flavours.
Ingredients:
  • 240g Plain flour
  • 120g Sugar
  • 120g Butter (room temperature)
  • 60ml Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Saffron strands
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
  • 90g Icing Sugar
  • Few drops Brown and Pink food colour
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 tablespoon Coloured hundreds and thousands
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C2. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of the Nutri Ninja and switch it on. Cream the mixture until its light and fluffy.3. Warm the milk up in the microwave for 30 seconds and add the saffron strands and leave aside to infuse.4. In a bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda.Add the cardamom powder to the flour.5. Add the flour to the creamed butter and slowly add the saffron infused milk. Add a little at a time until the dough is formed.6. Remove the dough from the Nutri Ninja and leave aside to rest for 15 minutes.7. On a floured surface roll out the biscuits to 3 mm thickness and cut out ice cream cone shapes using the cookie cutter.8.Gently lift the biscuits one at a time and place them on a baking tray. Cut out all the biscuits and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.9. Take the biscuits out of the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.10. In a bowl sift the icing sugar and add a few drops of water to make a thick icing.11.Divide the icing into two bowls, colour one part brown and the other part pink.

12. Fill a piping bag with the brown icing and pipe the bottom of the cone with a brown outline. Fill in the outline with brown icing.Leave to set for few minutes.13. Fill a piping bag with pink icing and pipe the top of the ice cream cone with an outline of pink icing. Flood the centre of the outline with the pink icing and leave to set.14. Sprinkle some coloured hundreds and thousands on top of the pink icing for decoration.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24

I used the Ninja Kitchen System with Nutri Ninja to make my biscuit dough. The Ninja®Complete Kitchen System with Nutri Ninja® is a power machine that incorporates three appliances, a food processor, high speed blender and a nutrient extractor. Its 1,500 watt of power  is perfect for all kitchen tasks such as mixing, blending, kneading,chopping and whipping.
I am delighted to have this addition to my kitchen as its going to be very handy whilst I create some exciting challenges inspired by the GBBO.

Submitting this to :
Great Bloggers Bake Off with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps.



43 comments:

  1. i liked the ice cream shaped biscuits that Val made on the show, although, of course, she was unable to finish decorating them. Adding an Asian flavour twist to the biscuits is a great idea and they look very pretty.
    I have just been sent a NINJA to review, and knowing that biscuit dough can be made using it, is fab news.
    Thank you for joining i with #GBBOBloggers2016

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  2. How interesting! I've always thought of cardamom and saffron as spices for savory dishes! I love them both! I'll have to give this a try!

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  3. These are really too cute and I love the addition of cardamom and saffron!

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  4. These are beautiful little cookies (biscuits). The spices sound lovely. I can't wait to try them.

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  5. Beautiful Iced Cardamom and Saffron Biscuits recipe. These would make a lovely addition to a children's party.

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  6. Beautiful. Love this idea and flavor. Thanks.

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  7. You've managed to make these biscuits so cute. Interesting to try cookies with such a combination of spices.

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  8. ive never tried this flavour combination. its quite interesting!

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  9. These are so cute! I love the shapes and colors. Cardamom is a favorite spice for sweets and savories. These are a must try!

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  10. These look so pretty! I love the mix of warming spices that you've add too, yum!

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  11. I love when there's different flavours to biscuits than the traditional it makes it more exciting. These look delicious.

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  12. I loved iced biscuits but have zero patience for them! So I admire you and all the poor GBBO contestants. The flavours sound amazing!

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  13. Love these! Better than the ice cream ones that were on Bake Off.

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  14. Love the ice cream cone shape! How fun!

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  15. These are so pretty - I love your idea of using cardamom in a sweet treat!

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  16. They look so pretty and sound delicious too.

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  17. These sound delicious! I'm not actually a Bake Off watcher...shock and horror...but I love whipping up some biscuits!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  18. They're not flavours I would have thought to try but they sound delicious.

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  19. I adore cardamom in baking and these are so pretty!

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  20. These are so lovely and the perfect biscuit to end summer - I can't wait for GBBO tonight x

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  21. These look lovely! Got me in the mood for bake off tonight.
    Amelia | ameliamaryx

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  22. It looks so cure, perfect for girls birthday parties.

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  23. These are so cute with their icing I love the idea of cardamom biscuits x

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  24. Oh these sound really nice. I'd love those flavors and the designs you made were cute.

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  25. These look so good! I love cardamom, bet it's so tasty in these.

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  26. Your biscuits look and sound Delicious. I love both saffron and cardamon and little caramelised fennel seeds are so tasty too!

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  27. Oh my gosh these look so good! I can hardly make a simple round cookie lol X

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  28. I have never thought to put these flavours together but I do like the sound of them.

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  29. The biscuits look great. I like the recipe as it's got no eggs and using everyday ingredients.

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  30. How pretty are your biscuits, my girls would get very excited if they saw them.

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  31. Those are really really cute biscuits - love using cardamon!

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  32. Delicious looking biscuits. They are really cute too.

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  33. Omg these biscuits sounds and looks delicious, loving the cute and pink style of them x

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  34. Plain biscuits are already too attractive to try so how much more with these ice cream cone shaped ones? Would love to try it and I would need a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

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  35. I haven't been here for quite sometime and I must say your photography improved so much, those photos are beautiful!

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  36. They are absolutely gorgeous Nayna, well done on bringing those Asian spice flavours into a biscuit and the ice cream cone is super cute.

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  37. Nayna these have to be the cutest cookies EVER!
    Janie x

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  38. These look so nice! I'm gonna have to try it.

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  39. They look so delicious - I will have to try and make some myself

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  40. I don't think I actually know what either cardamon or saffron tastes like! These look so pretty though :)

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