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Stained-glass window biscuits

Recipe from: 9/1/2006 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 8
Servings 25
Time 45


  • 125g (125ml) soft butter or margarine
  • 105g (120ml) castor sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 1 large egg
  • 280g (500ml) cakeflouf
  • 30g(50ml) cornflour
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 220g fruit-flavoured boiled sweets


Beat the butter and castor sugar until light. Beat in the vanilla essence and the egg. Sift the two kinds of flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir into the butter mixture to form a firm dough, then roll into a ball and wrap in clingwrap. Chill for 10 to 15 minutes until firm. Roll out the dough to about 3mm thick on a lightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters of different shapes to cut out biscuits from the dough. Use a small, round cutter to cut a circle out of the middle of each biscuit. Line two baking trays with aluminium foil, shiny side down, and grease lightly with non-stick spray. Bake on the tray in a preheated oven for five minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Divide the sweets into colours. Place each colour in a small bag (preferably made of thick plastic), and crush with a mallet. Fill the holes in the biscuits with an even layer of crushed sweets, using one colour for each biscuit. Return to the oven for between fi ve and eight minutes, until the crushed sweets have melted and start to bubble. Allow to cool completely before carefully removing from the aluminium foil using a palette knife. Store in an airtight container.

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