Last week to celebrate biscuit week on the Bake Off I did some experimenting and came up with these amazingly good flower petal tea biscuits. They have an amazing smell and taste stunning too. I tested them all on my friends and they loved them too. They have a gorgeous tea taste and the flowers make it a really special treat.
When I emptied the tea bag out I decided to remove some of the bigger flower buds and lumps so the dough would roll flat. How gorgeous do the cornflowers look against the yellow tone of the dough. Stunning!
100g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar1 medium egg
a few drops of vanilla extract
200g plain flour
2 higher living flower heaven teabags
-Cream the butter and sugar. Don’t over work as it might cause the dough to spread when baking.
-Add the egg and then the flour to form a dough.
-Cut open the teabags and add the tea. Remove the larger flower buds and lumps so the dough will roll flat later when you roll it out.
-Gently work the tea in and when it’s evenly spread through the dough wrap it up in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 30mins.
-Prepare a few baking trays with greaseproof paper and set aside
-Take the dough out of the fridge, dust with a little flour and roll out to about 0.5cm and stamp out as many as you can using your favourite biscuit cutter.
-Place the biscuits on the prepared trays and place back in the fridge for 20 minutes.
-Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
-Bake for 8-10 minutes until just starting to go until light brown.
-Serve with a cup of tea and enjoy. They taste very good with a cup of Earl Grey.
After mixing the flowers in I rolled the dough out and started stamping out the biscuits using a flower cutter. I thought it would be nice to make flower shapes to work with the floral taste. How gorgeous is this dough!
So cute. I love being able to see the flowers so clearly.
I used 2 teabags for the recipe as I wanted a strong taste. I know it sounds wrong but it did produce a strong delicate flavour. It was a pleasure to work with and the house smelled amazing. The lavender smell made me feel very sleepy though.
The biscuits looked so cute and were a perfect size to dunk into tea and of course having tea in them tasted very good with a cuppa.