Homemade Party Rings
Party ring biscuits are a quintessential part of a kids (or big kids) birthday party here in the UK so I just had to create my own recipe!
They are SO easy to make and perfect for adding your own personal touch by using whatever colours you fancy!
- 220g plain flour
- 25g cornflour
- 130g unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 300g icing sugar
- Food colourings of your choice
- baking trays
- Place the plain flour and cornflour into a bowl, followed by the cubed butter. Using your fingers, rub the flours and butter together until they resemble fine breadcrumbs.
- Now add the sugar and egg and using a butter knife, mix until everything is will incorporated and a dough begins to form. Using your hands, form a dough, wrap with clingfilm and place in the fridge for 25-30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.
- Lightly dust your work surface with flour and then roll out the dough until it reaches the thickness of a £1 coin. Now using a 5cm circle cutter, cut out as many circles from the dough as you can before bringing any leftover dough together into a ball and repeating the same process. Place these onto a baking tray ready for the oven.
- Taking a smaller cutter (or you can use a piping nozzle base like I did), cut out the middle of each circle. This can be squidged together to make up more biscuits!
- Place the biscuits into the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. They may look very pale but this is okay!
- Whilst these are baking, make up the icing. Split the 300g of icing sugar into four 75g bowls worth before adding a tablespoon of water to each and mixing this with a fork until a smooth consistency is achieved. Taking your choice of food colouring, add a few drops to each bowl of white icing and then mix again until you have 4 bowls of different colouring icing!
- Once the biscuits are baked and cooled, dip one side of them into your chosen colour before using a teaspoon to drizzle some of a different coloured icing in a zig zag pattern on top of this. Using a cocktail stick, create a feathering pattern in the icing before leaving it to completely set overnight.
- Make a cuppa, kick your legs up and enjoy this little moment of joy!
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