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! If you haven’t already go and check out the video for this bake on my YouTube channel which I posted yesterday Bakemas – 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?