Several years ago I picked up a Christmas food magazine. Pretty pictures of deliciousness sucked me in and I instantly planned to bake the cover photo bikkies 'one day.'
Fast forward those several years and One Day popped up yesterday. Yay! It was time to apron-up, dust off the Chrissy bikkie recipe and get my bake on.
I love baking biscuits. They are my absolute fave thing to whip up for parties and things. I love everything about them. I love the measuring and mixing, the rolling and cutting. (Oh! There's another collection of mine... cookie cutters. Can't. Get. Enough.) I love the tasting of the dough - (oh how I loooove the dough - do we really need to bake them?? Really?)
And I especially love the decorating.
Yesterday's recipe was for Honey and Cinnamon Biscuits. The recipe called for 1/3 cup of honey which I thought was ace because I love a big hit of flavour... and honey is usually subtle, (I'm also mad about honey so I had high hopes for the end product). However alarm bells should've been ding-a-linging loud and clear when I saw the forty-biscuit-recipe only called for 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. hmmm. ONE QUARTER OF A TEASPOON!?! (You might as well say add a quarter of teaspoon of invisible flavourless fairy dust - that ain't much cinnamon between friends.) So I improvised, adding a few healthy scoops of my favourite spices and quadrupling the amount of cinnamon... (big on flavour folks... you've gotta taste it).
The end result was pretty... well ok, just pretty. I didn't rate them at all. They were shortbread-y in texture (my least fave bikkie) and a bit floury. (Ugh. I don't want to taste the flour!) They weren't especially crisp and the bonus spices I added were lost in the flour-y-ness. Sorry pretty bikkies, even with all that honey you were snoresville on the palette.
So it's back to the drawing board for my Christmas biscuits. Does anyone have a fave Christmas biscuit recipe - something spicy and sweet and gift-worthy? I'd love to hear about it!
See you in the baking aisle Gold Dust lovelies!
x x - Kathy.