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