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Who doesn't like biscuit? Biscuit has been enjoyed by most and popular especially during afternoon snack or evening tea time. It is very easy to bake and made of simple ingredients. 

Do you know what does the word biscuit means?

The term biscuit comes to English from the French biscuit (bis-qui), which itself has a Latin root: panis biscotus refers to bread twice-cooked. The Romans certainly had a form of biscuit, what we'd now call a rusk and, as the name suggests, it was essentially bread which was re-baked to make it crisp.*

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  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 350 g all purpose/plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt

Royal Icing ingredients:
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 - 4 cups of sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 2 - 4 tsp fresh lemon juice


  1. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy.
  2. Add salt, vanilla and baking powder. 
  3. Add egg and beat until completely combined.
  4. Add flour, start mixing slowly, then beat until the flour is incorporated and the dough forms.                                                                                                                                

  5. Then form a ball and flattened it in a cling film. Wrap and store it in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
  6. Preheat Oven to 180°C / 350°F (160°C fan). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Dust work surface with flour. Take a portion of the dough, knead with your hands and flattened it with rolling pin. 
  8. Using cutters, cut out various shaped and remove the trimmings.                                   

  9. Transfer it to the sheet of parchment of baking tray. Spread out the biscuit of about 1 -2 cm space in between them. Repeat with the remaining dough. 
  10. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 mins, or till biscuits are lightly golden brown. Remove and let it cool down in a rack.
  11. When it is already in a room temperature you can add the icing decorations. Follow the instructions below how to make it.                                                                

How to make an icing:
  1. In a bowl, add the egg whites and lemon juice.
  2. Beat the egg whites until frothy. Then add the confectioner's sugar slowly until the icing is stiffed. Once it doesn't fall when turned upside down, it is ready to use. 

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