Gigantic Party Rings

  giant party rings recipe          Everything about the title of this recipe excited me! Aside from the fact that party rings = childhood parties for me, what’s better than a recipe that gives you a giant version? My Little Button is quite insistent she wants the purple one but I’ve not given in to giving her a biscuit that is basically the size of her head!

To make 8 gigantic party rings you will need:

  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 275g plain flour
  • 350g royal icing sugar
  • Gel food colours in yellow, purple and pink

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Beat the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until evenly mixed. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg yolk until evenly mixed, then stir in the flour. Mix with your hand until combined.

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  1. Lay a sheet of cling film on a work surface, put the dough on top, then cover with more cling film. Roll out the dough to about 5mm thick.
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  2. Remove the top layer of cling film, and cut out as many large circles as you can using the rim of a bowl or side plate (approximately 11cm wide). Then cut a 5.5cm hole in the centre of each. Move to a lined baking tray and repeat till you have used all the dough. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

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4. Bake the biscuit rounds for 15 minutes, until light golden. Cool on the trays for 10 minutes, then move to wire racks to cool completely.

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5. Mix the icing sugar in a bowl with at least 4 tbsp water.If it looks too thick, add more water a tablespoon at a time. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes, or until it forms soft peaks. Divide between 4 bowls – leave one white and colour the rest.

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6. Either pipe or spread the base colouring on top of the biscuits. Then using a different colour, pipe lines across the biscuits and add flicks with a cocktail stick. Leave to set.

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There are loads of other giant versions of biscuits to try. I think my next attempt will be a whopping Jammie Dodger!

~ Laura xx ~