Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Like pretty maids all in a row....

Behold the scented charm of a "Rosewater and Earl Grey Pinkie". Proudly my own creation and really rather fabulous any time of the day. Best consumed with the company of friends and barely a pause in conversation it is impossible not to love these jolly little bites! 

Earl grey and rosewater pinkies

A fragrant and most splendid biscuit!

 1 Earl grey tea bag

125g butter, softened

1/2 cup caster sugar

½ tsp vanilla paste

1 cups plain flour

1 Tbs cup cornflour

For icing

1 tbs rosewater

2 Tbs boiling water

1 cup icing sugar mixture

 Rose pink food colouring

Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Remove and reserve leaves from the tea bag. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy, add tea leaves and vanilla paste. Sift flours over butter mixture

Using lightly floured hands, roll rounded teaspoons of mixture place on trays and press lightly to flatten. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden. Cool on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the icing- Combing boiling water , rosewater and colouring. Mix liquid with icing sugar and mix until smooth adding more hot water as nescessary, Top each biscuit with 1 teaspoon icing. Stand for 10 minutes or until set.

And of course if you are getting really fancy and sharing them with your posh mates why not make them part of an all out high tea spread.

chin chin darh-lings  xx

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