Use this this delicious Beatrix Potter inspired recipe to create these cheery biscuits in the spirit of Peter Rabbit and friends.
Whether your favourite is Tom Kitten or Jemima Puddleduck, this recipe from The Biscuiteers will bring some family fun to the kitchen, they're almost too good to eat. Just grab your ingredients and follow our step by step guide, to create these delightful snacks. This is The Biscuiteers’ easy vanilla biscuit recipe that they use for their biscuits in the Biscuiteers bakery everyday. It's scrumptious, but if you can’t find vanilla bean paste, then you just swap it out for vanilla extract instead.
You will need:
For the Biscuits
• 350g plain flour
• 100g self-raising flour
• 125g granulated sugar
• 125g salted butter softened, diced
• 125g golden syrup
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
• 1 large egg lightly beaten
For the Icing
• 4 egg whites
• 900g icing sugar
• A little bit of water
• Blue and brown food colouring
How to make them:
Sift the flours together into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and mix well.
Add the butter. Using just the tips of your fingers, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
1. When all the butter is evenly mixed in, make a well in the centre and add the syrup and the egg
2. Mix well, drawing in any of the flour left at the side of the bowl, and stop as soon as a ball has formed
3. If you need some help with the rolling, have a look at the Biscuiteers golden rules of rolling dough
4. Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits at 170°C, or until golden brown
4. Make a tube of pale blue and light brown and black line icing, using the recipe above without the water (or if you’re pushed for time we used pre-made icing tubes available from supermarkets)
6. You’ll also need cream, light brown and baby blue flood icing, using the recipe above
7. Follow the step-by-step picture below to create your outline
8. Let the line icing dry for 10 minutes at room temperature, then fill each section with your flood colours
9. Put the flooded biscuits into the oven for 45 minutes to dry (don’t be worried about the biscuits cooking more- the oven just needs to be set at the lowest temperature to dry the icing)
10. Bring the biscuits out of the oven and let then cool. You can add on the detail using the rest of your line icing, not forgetting his whiskers and button nose!
There you have it, you now have your own set of gorgeous Peter Rabbit biscuits. Just try not to eat them all in one go! For more top tips and tasty biscuits visit the Biscuiteers website.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden!
This edition is part of a collection of five books designed by iconic British and Irish fashion designers to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is designed by Cats Brothers, an award winning ready-to-wear luxury knitwear/street-wear label with a crafted approach to design, making clothes that are fashion forward and always with a sense of humour - the garments are as fun to wear as they are to make. They recently won Young Designer of the Year 2015, Olympus Pen Scottish Fashion Awards; Scotland Re:Designed Womenswear Designer of the Year 2015.