Biscuit fairy wands - recipe

Biscuit fairy wands

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6).

  2. 2

    Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together with your hands until it makes crumbs.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 280g Plain white flour
    • 200g Butter (unsalted) diced
  3. 3

    Stir in the icing sugar then add the egg yolks and start squeezing the mixture together until it all binds to a dough

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Unrefined golden icing sugar
    • 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  4. 4

    Roll out on a lightly floured worksurface and cut into about 20 stars about 8-9 cm across at widest point.

  5. 5

    Place on a baking sheet and carefully push a lolly pop stick through the thickness of the dough Bake for 6-8 mins until just turning golden brown at the edges.

  6. 6

    Allow to cool then ice the biscuits with glacé or fondant icing and sugar sprinkles.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 250g Fondant icing sugar
    • Sprinkle decorations
  7. 7

    To make the swirl effects, add a small amount of soft, smooth jam or different colour icing to the centre of the biscuit, whilst the fondant icing is still wet. Lightly drag a cocktail stick through the icings to give the swirl effect.

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