Monday, 13 August 2012

Time to Say Goodbye


Monumental, historical and a patriotic time for us Brits – and it is a sad, sad thing that we must say Goodbye to the Olympics - for now at least. In honour of this awesome occasion, we decided to make tea bag biscuits – Olympic ring style! Keeping it patriotic, we thought that tea and shortbread – two very British things – would be most fitting! With a spin on traditional shortbread we used Earl Grey tea leaves in them as well. Inspired by French blogger http://bit.ly/MS8fLql, here is our own adapted version of Tea Boogies – great for any occasion!



Ingredients
Makes 10
 
4oz Extra fine self-raising flour
2oz caster sugar
3oz butter
¼ tsp salt
1 earl grey tea bag
3 oz cooking chocolate

Extras
String
White tissue
Coloured card: blue, yellow, black, green and red
10p coin (draw around the coin on the card and cut out a mini Olympic circle from each colour)
Scissors

Method
 Heat oven to 160C
-  Soften the butter in a mixing bowl
- Sieve in the flour and salt, and then add in the sugar and earl grey tea leaves
-  Rub the butter into the dry ingredients: rub, press and knead the mixture until a malleable paste is formed
-  Roll out the mixture and use a tea bag to cut a tea bag shaped shortbread shape out of the dough
-  Place onto a greased baking tray and insert holes at the top of the tea bag for that the string to go through after your biscuits are baked
- Bake for 30-35 mins until golden
- Take out them out of the oven and allow them to cool
- Put an inch of water into a saucepan and put the cooking chocolate into a medium sized bowl and put the bowl in the pan but above the water – it should not be in the water – then gently heat the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is nearly all melted
-  Take off of the heat and stir to make a smooth paste, spread onto the biscuits to give a tea bag effect
-  Put the biscuits in the fridge for the chocolate to cool – thread the string through the hole and attach an Olympic ring onto each one
-       Dunk into your celebratory tea! Yum yum.

By Melodie Walter

5 love letters:

Abby Mifsud said...

So darling! It's sad to say goodbye <3

Brooke said...

Hi, i want to make these tonight, they look amazing, although in the method is says add the sugar, but in the ingredient list it's not mentioned, so I dont know how much to use? x

Melodie said...

Hi Brooke - for the sugar - 2 oz (no more!) castor sugar is best =) Take some pics once you're done would love to see them x

anto said...

so lovely! I want to try these. I'll probably make them soon, or I'll draw them at least.

Melodie said...

Anto - have just looked at your lovely lovely blog! Please do post your drawings (or biscuits)!

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