Sunday, 12 February 2012

Share the Love: Valentine's Tea Time Treats Iced 'I Love You' biscuits





Following the (ahem) glory of the What Kate Baked Christmas Carol Service, I present to you:


What Kate Baked does Valentines


Yep, an iconic poem all about romance and a popular verse all about love, the What Kate Baked way....


Roses


Roses are red, violets are blue
I've baked a biscuit, especially for you


Roses are red, violets are blue
This recipe is really quite simple to do


Roses are red, violets are blue
Tuck right in, they'll be perfect with a brew


Roses are red, violets are blue
Help yourself, roll up (You at the back, join the orderly queue)


Roses are red, violets are blue
No need to get impatient (yes, I know you know kung-fu)


Roses are red, violets are blue
There we are..enjoy! (whether your name is Bob or Barry, Samantha or Sue*)


*People with other names can also enjoy these biscuits






I love eat you Baby Bisss-cuit
(sung to the tune of Frankie Valli's I Love You Baby)


You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off you
You'd be like heaven to clutch
I wanna eat you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off you

I'll eat you bisss-cuit
And if it's quite all right
I need you  bisss-cuit
To eat on lonely nights I'll eat you  bisss-cuit
Trust in me when I say
Oh, pretty  bisss-cuit
Don't bring me down I pray oh, pretty  bisss-cuit
Now that I found you, stay and let me eat you
Bisss-cuit  let me eat you... 



Valentine Heart Biscuits


These biscuits were based on a recipe in the brilliant Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits. This book was one of those late-night Amazon purchases* and has sat unloved on the bookshelves for a number of months. But its full of cracking ideas and has a great step-by-step guide on making and decorating the perfect biscuit.


The plain biscuit recipe can be found here. I halved it, added half a teaspoon of almond extract and decorated it using the 'lining' and 'flooding' method (as seen here). It was my very first attempt at this (you may be able to tell).


Baker's notes...

  • Decorating biscuits I find to be one of those 'project bakes' (I'm also talking to you cake pops and gingerbread house). Set aside a long afternoon, minimize disturbances, crank up your favourite music and you're all set
  • A useful tip in the book is to dry the biscuits, upon immediately icing, in the oven set on a low heat for a few minutes
  • I'll be entering this into February's Tea Time Treats blogging challenge, hosted by...me! Make sure to send us your entries by 28th February

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* Always fatal as they have my card details, making transactions far too easy. I forget all about my purchases until a great big parcel arrives a few days later

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE them Kate! They are JUST so sweet and romantic! GREAT entry for Tea Time Treats! XXX
    Well done WALES today (Six Nations)

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  2. They look so sweet! A very personal touch to valentine's day :) I've given you an award over on my blog! http://raymow.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-award.html xx

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  3. You REALLY need to get out more... and you can start by hand delivering those yummy cookies to me! Roses are red, violets are blue, your biscuits are sweet, but your poetry sucks...:0)

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  4. and now I can't get that friggin song out of my mind... I love you baby...

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  5. Very pretty - I'm impressed at your icing skills, must try doing that soon!

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  6. What a fantastic poem and them what beautiful biscuits!!
    Nothing can go better on this Valentine's than this yummy heart delights.
    You can link this to my ongoing event: Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-my-first-event-cakes-cookies.html

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  7. I've been eyeing up that Biscuiteers book and wondering if I'd ever actually make anything from it - they all look so pristine and perfect. As do your biscuits, which are very cute. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Like your poem! And your biscuits, just perfect for Valentines day!

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  9. Nothing says Happy Valentine's like that lovely cookie - it's beautiful!
    Mary x

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  10. Kate, you are awesome. I have just chuckled away with glee at your post :) Oh and the biscuits are pretty good too.

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  11. Thanks, I liked the heart shaped swirls too! your cookies are a great Valentine's treat and I'm impressed with your letter piping skills - mine are rubbish! For your first attempt, I'd say your flooding turned out pretty well!

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  12. Kate, I love reading your posts, so funny! Those biscuits look lovely :)

    Maria
    x

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  13. Share the love indeed and send me some of these gorgeous cookies!! I love your little poem. I have the same book too but have never made anything from it. Time to change that :)

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