One of my passions is baking and a couple of months ago I got this idea of let’s do Bakemas on my blog and YouTube channel during December – post a video of baking then share the recipe on my blog… I’m still not sure how many I’m actually going to do but here we are with the first one – chocolate icing covered Christmas shortbread!
For the biscuits:
caster sugar 30g
plain flour 90g
For the icing: icing sugar, water, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate
For the topping: mini marshmallows & chocolate chips
I ended up baking with a smaller amount of mixture than usual this time and went with 30:60:90 grams for the main ingredients. Once I mixed the sugar and butter together and added the flour I then rolled the mixture with my hands and flattened it onto a plate to cut it into shapes. I used a couple of cookie cutters for this (except for the last bit of mixture which I just flattened into an oval sort of shape).
I used a knife and fork to make the patterns in the shortbread, a fork for the dots and a knife to make the lined pattern.
I placed them onto a piece of greaseproof paper on a baking tray to put in the oven. Preheat the oven and bake them on 190c for approx 15 minutes.
After melting the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of water on the hob, I transferred it into the icing I’d already started mixing. Once it was mixed together I started adding it onto the shortbread.
I added pieces of mini marshmallows on four of the shortbread and chocolate chips on the other two.
Are you baking anything in the run up to Christmas this year?