Saturday, 12 February 2011

Valentine Box filled.....and a recipe

The perfume box was 'altered' into a Valentine box here.........then an afternoon was spent making and decorating biscuits to put in the box. 
Not any old biscuits.........heart shaped biscuits........with pink icing.......and a heart shaped sprinkles pattern in the middle. It still needs filling up......don't want the icing to squash!!


But not any old heart shaped biscuits........these are 'semolina' biscuits.....made from a 'heritage' family recipe.......my mum made them with her mum........she made them with me......and then I made them with my children. At Christmas they are always tree shaped and at Easter they are bunny shaped. Whenever we have a family gathering....my kids all say "are there semolina biscuits?" and DS says "have you left some with no icing for me?"

You might like the very simple recipe

Semolina Biscuits
6 oz semolina
4 1/2 oz self raising flour
3 1/2 oz caster sugar
7 1/2 oz butter [or marg]

Mix all ingredients into a dough.
Roll out and cut into shapes.
Bake at 180 C [gas 4, 350 F] for 10-15 minutes.
[you can tell it's a 'heritage' recipe cause it's still in ounces!!!]

A couple of words of warning.......keep an eye on the oven.......the biscuits go from 'nearly done' to 'burnt' very quickly.....and if you want them to last long enough to ice them.......remove from sight very quickly!!!
Enjoy......while we're off out to our Valentine meal and disco.

15 comments:

Sian said...

Now that looks simple enough even for me to follow! I'm sure this will go down very well as a Valentines Day present.

Kathyk said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM both to the project AND to the biccies Jacky

Kathyk

pinky said...

Jacky they look yummy in the box, great little gift. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, I will definitely be trying these:) have a good night.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

First I'll admit that I had to look up "semolina" because I'd never heard of it. :o) The box is adorable, Jacky, and the cookies/biscuits look amazing!!!

clare said...

these look so yummy! x

Amy said...

They do sound like a nice and easy recipe .... actually, one the kids could join in with too :-)
Who are these for?

Karen said...

I put a box of gingerbread hearts in the freezer at Christmas. Your lovely project reminds me I must get them out tonight and frost them tomorrow!

Maria Ontiveros said...

These look sooooo yummy!
Rinda

Kristel said...

This looks really marvelous Jacky!
Hugs Kristel

Heather said...

that looks easy enough for me to have a go ..... just got to wait til I get some semolina tomorrow!! xx

Ann said...

The box looks lovely. And a wonderful surprise inside for the recipient too!

Becky said...

The biscuits look yummy and the box is really sweet. Hope you have enjoyed your Valentine meal and disco.

furrypig said...

never seen semolina biscuits before! They look fab and such a lovely personal gift hope the recipient enjoys them and thanks for sharing the recipe xxx

Giselle said...

Even I could attempt these cookies - thanks for sharing the recipe & the hint to keep an eye on the oven. Yours look too good to eat!

Enjoy your night out :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love the door hanger and those biccies look too delicious - i love edible glitter, what a great invention!