Belgium Biscuits

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    A baking treat adopted by many for Easter, Belgium Biscuits are warmly spiced and  jam packed (sandwiched between two biscuits). We’ve also made a jam icing too, so no need for artificial food colouring!

    Photo and recipe by Julie @rediscover_nz

    INGREDIENTS

    • 125 grams butter
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 ¾ cups plain flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp mixed spice
    •  1 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp Anathoth Farm Raspberry Jam
    • 1 cup icing sugar
    • 1-2 tsp water

    METHOD

    1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Grease a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over a low heat. Once melted, remove from the stove top and beat in sugar and egg until well combined.
    3. Into the same saucepan, sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and spices. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.
    4. Between two pieces of baking paper, roll the dough to approx  3mm thick. Use a round biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass to cut out equally sized dough rounds. Transfer the rounds onto the baking tray (a fish slice is handy for this). Any extra dough pieces can be combined together and re-rolled into more rounds, using the same method as above.
    5. Bake for approx 12 minutes until tops are slightly golden. Remove from oven and cool.
    6. Sift icing sugar into a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of jam and water. Mix well and add more water if required to form spreadable icing. .
    7. Once biscuits have cooled, ice ice half of them. Spoon the other half with a teaspoon of raspberry jam in the centre, then sandwich together with the iced biscuits (jam in the middle, icing on top).  
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