Lady Grey and Chocolate Orange Biscuits
Baking supplies company Sugar and Crumbs recently sent me two of their new flavoured chocolate icing sugars to try. These will launch this month and contain some exciting flavours. Watch out for my recipe coming up involving the black forest chocolate icing sugar! As it's Vegan Mofo and my theme is tea I'd thought I'd use them to create some treats to go with specific types of tea. Although Earl Grey has been a favourite tea of mine for years I have to admit I'd never tried Lady Grey until a few days ago. I'm a total convert though and love the lemon and orange flavours of this black tea. I used Twinnings Lady Grey.
This recipe uses the Sugar and Crumbs Jaffa Twist icing sugar. I went for a simple cut out cookie that uses the icing sugar as the sugar in the cookie batter mixture. I have a huge jar of cookie cutters and had completely forgotten that I had this cute teapot cutter.
1/2 cup of jaffa twist chocolate icing sugar from Sugar and Crumbs
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of margarine
A few drops of vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tablespoons of plain flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
Additional icing sugar for icing to decorate
Heat the oven to 350F/180C
Cream the half cup of icing sugar and the margarine. Stir in the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the salt. Mix these together then add to the sugar and margarine mixture. Mix it all together to form the cookie dough.
Roll the dough out on a floured board and cut out the biscuits with your favourite cutter.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Mix up some simple icing with the icing sugar and water and add a circle to the middle of the biscuit. Enjoy with a cup of Lady Grey. Hand painted 1930's sandwich plate inherited from Matt's nana.