Pokéball Biscuits

Hey guys!

So now we’re moving onto the second blog of the week and we are still following the theme of Pokémon.

Same as the last post, I’ll be baking this with my sister Danielle. I can just say we had so much fun making these Pokémon themed baking projects, and that’s the reason I made this blog, to have fun.

We decided that the next thing we were going to be baking is Pokéball Biscuits.

I’ll be honest I was worried about doing this one because I’ve never actually made biscuits before this, so you’re seeing my first attempt at it.

And I also want to say for my recipe I ended up halving it so that I could make my mum some gluten free biscuits too so you might notice that some are paler that the others. I will also be adding in the gluten free ingredients that I had to switch for her biscuits. But for this I won’t half the recipe I will put them on fully.

 

Okay, let’s get started!

This recipe will make roughly 18 to 20 biscuits.

For the Pokéball Biscuits you will need:

Ingredients:

Biscuit

  • 100g Butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 175g plain flour

Gluten Free

  • 100g Butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 175g Gluten Free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • You may need some water to soften the dough

Icing

  • 2 egg whites
  • 450g powdered sugar
  • Red food colouring
  • Black roll out fondant

 

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 150°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper

 

  1. Add the butter and Sugar into a bowl and mix until light and fluffy

 

  1. Mix in the vanilla and then sift in the flour to the bowl, mix well. It will look like crumbs at first but once you press it together it forms a dough. Also for The Gluten free recipe this is the point when you would add in the Xanthan gum and a few drops of water if needed, this just helps it bind together more because without it we had trouble forming the shape without it crumbling.

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  1. Flour the counter top and roll out the dough to 5mm thick and cut out the chosen shape. Cookie cutters are the best for this but you can use a knife to cut out any shape if you don’t have any.

 

  1. Place the cut out biscuits onto the baking tray leaving a slight gap between them. This is when you will notice that the gluten free mix is a lot paler than the others. According to my mum the biscuits tasted great so I don’t think there is any major difference in them.

 

  1. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the biscuits turn a light/golden brown colour. In the photo you will see that the gluten free biscuits are difficult to see a change but there was a slight darken in the colour

 

  1. Once removed from the oven allow time to cool.

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Icing:

  1. We decided to make the icing while the biscuits were cooling down. You make this by adding the Icing sugar into the egg whites a little at a time beating that until the mixture is thick enough to pipe onto the biscuit
  1. Split the icing mix and colour one of the mixes with red food colouring or gel colouring, add more icing sugar if required. We needed to add more icing sugar to the red mix to even out the liquid from the food colouring

 

Decoration:

  1. Add a few scoops of each of the mixtures into a piping bag.
  2. Start by piping a white circle in the centre of the biscuit, this will make it easier to draw the outline next.
  3. Next outline half of the circle with the white icing and the other half with red as shown in the picture making sure there are no gaps in the line. Allow the icing 5 minutes to dry that way when you fill inside the lines there will be a support to stop the icing running off of the biscuit.
  1. If needed add a few drops of water to the mixture so it becomes slightly runnier and fill the piping bag again with both colours of the mix.
  1. Next you want to fill in the centre of the outline you pipped with the correct colour. For me I just used the end of the piping bag to smooth out the mixture
  1. After that roll a snake shape in the black fondant and then roll it out flat making sure to cut the edges straight and to the correct size. The next step is to roll out a thinner snake shape and place that around the centre white circle.

(This was probably the most difficult part of making these biscuits.)

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This is the final Result!

I honestly think we did well with making these biscuits, I’m surprised that it worked out so well for our first attempt and they tasted really good.

Well that’s the last of the Pokémon themed baking for now, who knows, there might be more out there that I’ll try.

I hope you enjoyed this post, see you next time.

Rebecca

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