Rainbow’s Biscuits!

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Make Rainbow biscuits with your child, they are easy to make and fun to decorate.

Rainbow is very proud of his colours and is a little bit of a show-off!

We have supplied two different icing ideas but get creative with your child and try and create Rainbow’s colours in lots of different ways.

You will need:

250g margarine
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
300g plain flour
Mini marshmallows
Few drops of Vanilla [optional] Icing sugar
Food colouring
Sprinkles

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Rainbow’s Biscuits!

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Step1

Mix together the margarine and the caster sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Separate the egg yoke from the white, discard the white and add the yoke and a couple of drops of Vanilla extract to the mixture and beat together to combine. Mix in the flour and then use your hands (little hands can come in very useful here) to form a smooth ball of dough, add a bit more flour if your mixture is sticky. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it chill in the fridge.

Step2

Once your dough has been chilled roll out pieces of dough on a well floured board. Cut out large circles of dough by cutting around a cup. Then cut a small circle out of the centre of the large circle to make a ring. We used a spice jar lid to cut around to make the small hole.

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Step3

Cut the rings you have made in half and you will then have beautifully shaped Rainbow biscuits! Place all of your biscuits on a well greased baking tray and bake at 180°C (Gas Mark 4) for approximately 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove them from the tray and let them cool.
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Easy Decorating Idea Once your biscuits are cool mix some icing sugar with a bit of water to make a paste. Spread the icing over the top of the biscuits and while the icing is still wet let your child cover the top of the biscuits with sprinkles. Once you have finished the decorating look at the biscuits together and see how many different colours you can name on your rainbows. back steps... more steps...

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Step5

Difficult Decorating Idea

If you and your child are feeling a bit more adventurous why not try to paint your rainbows with different colour icings. We used red, yellow and blue food colouring and mixed them
together to make all of our different rainbow colours. For each colour start by mixing a white icing paste with icing sugar and water. Then add tiny drops of food colouring to your paste and mix well. Add more colouring until you have created your perfect colour. Talk together about how to make each colour, which colour comes next? Don’t worry if you cannot make each colour, this is about fun and experimenting with your child.To decorate your rainbows put each colour into a sandwich bag and make a tiny hole in one of the corners. Use as a piping bag to add the coloured icing to your rainbows! Finish each rainbow by adding a couple mini ‘cloud’ marshmallows to each biscuit and then allow the icing to dry before eating.Remember to post pictures of your child’s Rainbow Biscuits on the Cloudbabies facebook page.
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