Honey jumble biscuits recipe
These nursery favourites are hard to find in the biscuit aisle these days and why would you buy them when they are this easy to make? They are all spicey biscuit yumminess with a pretty royal icing.
- 1/2 cup honey
- 60g butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsps milk
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
- 1 egg white
- 2 tsps lemon juice
- Pink food colouring
In a small saucepan, heat the butter, sugar and honey. Bring it to the boil and then remove from heat. Leave to cool for an hour. It will thicken upon standing.
In a bowl, combine the flour, ginger, mixed spice, ground cloves and bicarbonate soda.
Mix the flour and honey mixture together. Add the milk to form a ball. Knead on a lighty floured surface.
Divide dough ball into 4 parts and roll each one into a sausage. Cut into 5 pieces. Smooth the ends of each piece and press down to 5mm thickness.
Bake for 12-15 mins. Leave on the baking tray for 10 minutes and move to cool on wire racks.
Beat the eggwhite until frothy and add the icing sugar and lemon juice.
Ice 10 biscuits and then add the pink food colouring to the icing mixture and ice the last 10.
- These should still be a little soft when removed fom the oven. Avoid baking them for any longer. They will firm up upon cooling.
- This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.