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Giant Party Ring

Giant party rings! This week in metric!

Ingredients

  • 90g butter
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar*
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • approx. 150g icing sugar
  • food colourings of your choice

*I used brown sugar because it was all I had and that worked pretty well :)

How-to

  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add egg and vanilla essence.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Sieve flour into mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Add flour if dough is too sticky.
  7. Wrap dough in foil and leave in fridge for an hour.
  8. Preheat oven to ~ 180°C
  9. Roll dough out into a large round shape (pizza trays are a good size guide).
  10. Cut a hexagonal hole out of the centre (yes, hexagonal!).
  11. Use any spare dough to make smaller and smaller party rings.
  12. Bake for ~ 30 mins.
  13. Leave to cool

Icing:

  1. Sieve icing sugar into bowl.
  2. Add food colouring.
  3. Add a small amount of water (be very careful or you're going to need a whole kilo of icing sugar to make it less runny!)
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Use the back of a spoon to cover your biscuit.
  6. Make up another colour of icing.
  7. Use knife to place it in lines across the biscuit.
  8. Use you knife to draw out the lines into a party ring pattern.

The Finished Article

Sadly this week I made my icing way too runny but here's a picture I took last time I got this right :)

Giant Jaffa Cake

Ingredients

  • 12 oz self raising flour*
  • 12 oz caster sugar
  • 12 oz margarine/unsalted butter
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 2 packs orange jelly
  • 1 pint water
  • 300g chocolate

How-to

  1. Cream the sugar and marge together in a big bowl
  2. Add in the flour and eggs slowly.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Bake in a frying pan at 180°C for ~30 minutes (or until cooked through)
  5. Leave to cool.
  6. Dissolve two packets jelly in ½ pint boiling water.
  7. Make up jelly to 1 pint by adding ½ pint cold water.
  8. Leave to cool in a small bowl (pick one the correct size and shape for a good jaffa cake look).
  9. Carefully slide a knife around of the jelly and then upturn on top of your cake base.
  10. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie (small ceramic/glass bowl in a saucepan of hot water).
  11. Coat the (top of the) cake in chocolate.
  12. Allow to cool
  13. Apply a pattern in any remaining chocolate to the top.
  14. Jaffa Cake from above
  15. Allow to cool.
  16. Enjoy :D

*The original recipe said that baking powder was required then their cake overflowed. It really isn't required.

Tom Out!

P.S. Original recipe: http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project/332/