Coffee Scroll Biscuits

 

Coffee Scroll biscuits

Prep Time 10 mins
Course Snacks & Sweets
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cup Plain flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Packed brown sugar
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Currants (or chopped sultanas)
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon All spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Pink chocolate top
  • 100 Grams White chocolate melts
  • Pink food colouring

Instructions
 

  • Beat softened butter and sugar.
  • Mix in vanilla then mix in egg white.
  • Fold in dry ingredients.
  • Fold in currants.
  • Cover the bowl and pop in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven.
  • Roll dough onto a lightly floured board or between to sheets of baking paper. About 3mm- ish thick.
  • Using a circle cutter cut the rounds and place on a baking tray. To get the scroll effect lightly indent the top with a smaller round cutter or another smaller round item to give the 'scrolled' effect.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until baked. Place on a cooling rack.
  • Pink chocolate top.
  • Melt chocolate in microwave in small 75% boosts being careful not to over do it.
    Pop a touch of the food colouring into the chocolate and mix until you're happy with the colour. Dab and spread onto each biscuit.
  • Store in a sealed container for up to a week.

Notes

I divide the dough in 2 and freeze half for another time.
Yes you can pop normal pink icing on top but the white
chocolate is what makes these biscuits perfect.

Scant, what does it mean?

What does scant mean when you’re cooking or baking?

It simply means that you only want just enough of that measurement or a little under.

eg;

1/2 Cup self raising (SR) flour, scant.

Just a little less than half a cup.

 

Raw sugar

Have you found a recipe that calls for raw sugar but you’d like something a little more refined/smaller granules?

Just pop your raw sugar into a blender or bullet and give it a blitz. For me I measure the recipes raw sugar first then blitz and use.

Alternatively you can blitz raw sugar to use instead of white sugar if you go fine enough, remember raw sugar is a light brown and can colour a white cake a little.

Not sure I’d use this method making a meringue or something that calls for very light and fluffy but if you take the chance and it works out let me know.

Boredom buster

Christmas cards, yes in my boredom of lock downs, and strong stay at home suggestions I’ve started on my stash of Christmas cards.

I’ve also done some more inside house painting (yuk). Garden reorganisation. Wardrobe clean outs. Freezer cooking and other bits and bobs.

What are your stay at home boredom busters?

I need to get stuck into my grand bub scrapbooking pages soon, they grow so fast.

Stay well 🙂

 

Indoor plants

How do you go growing indoor plants? Luckily enough where I live in Australia it never snows or gets below 2°C in the winter and it doesn’t get above 40°C in the summer (no air con or heater for us) so our inside plants have the temperatures we live with.

For me it’s all about finding that can do well in my house temps and lots of trial and error. I’ve found a few that I’ve been lucky enough to keep alive for a few years now and I’m so pleased to have that greenery in my house.

Mondo grass is just a clumping grass that is very hardy and goes well in my garden in the sun and in the shade so I pulled a clump up and voila! I have several small pots around inside that have flourished.

I was given a branch of devils ivy so experimented with planting in soil and popping a piece in a bottle of water and both have grown well, though the soil pot grew better.

Spider plants are another that seem to go well in my house.

Zygo cactus and other succulents (though you have to watch for dropped off bits that grow where you may not want them to.)

The best thing about these are that you can keep growing from the same plant so the cost is minimal.

Although I’m not hugely successful with a variety of indoor plants, the few varieties what I have do grow well in my winter cold and my summer heat.

 

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