Isa has an Eid party at nursery tomorrow so I thought we’d make some biscuits for him to take in. They were great fun to make and he loved getting involved in the whole process.
- 175g butter
- 125g sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 250g plain flour
Makes around 18 biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 160°c and line 2 trays with bakig paper
- Mix the butter and the caster sugar with an electric whisk until blended. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until combined. Stor in the plain flour until the mixture comes together
- Wrap the dough in some cling film and place in the fridge to chill for around 30 mins. This will make the dough easier to work with
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to around 4mm thick. Use a cutter to cut out your shapes or use a knife to cut finger shapes.
- Transfer to the baking trays and cook for around 14 mins or until light golden brown.
- Leave to cool before decorating as desired.
Keeping a 3 year old entertained can be difficult when the weather’s bad outside and it’s always a struggle to keep them away from the TV. I thought I’d make some playdough for my younger brother to keep him occupied during the holidays even if it was only for a little while!
I wasn’t too sure if this was actually going to work but to my surprise it came out great so I’m going to share the recipe with you guys.
- 2.5 cups water
- 1 1/4 c. salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar
- 5 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2.5 cups Plain flour
- Gel Food colouring
- Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the dough will get smoother as it cooks.
- Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the dough is ready.
- Place the dough on a counter top or large cutting board that can withstand a little food coloring.
- Knead the warm dough until it’s smooth and then divide it into the number of colors that you’d like to make.
- Add the colouring and knead until the colour is all incorporated.
- Play with the dough right away or store it in a large Ziplock bag or sealed container. Unused, it’ll keep for months.
Recipe taken from: Tinkerlab
For more ideas on projects to do with young kids or to see the original post for this recipe visit her website http://tinkerlab.com/rainbow-play-dough.