I really hate any kind of food waste, so finding ways of using up any leftovers is important to me. I also love getting the kids involved in cooking as much as I can and this recipe is one they can really get stuck into and help with.
We’d never made Stained Glass Biscuits before, so this one was a bit of trial and error, but we had a bag of leftover boiled sweets that nobody really wanted to eat, so decided to give them a try and use them up.
I’m quite impressed with how they worked out so I think it’s definitely something we’ll try again.
For this recipe, you will need :
- 175g of butter
- 100g of caster sugar (although granulated sugar works fine as well)
- 225g of plain flour
- Boiled sweets
You will also need a couple of flat baking sheets/trays, baking paper, a rolling pin and biscuit cutters.
- Preheat oven to 140 degrees C (fan oven), 160 degrees C (standard oven) or gas mark 3.
- Line your baking sheets/trays with baking paper.
- Mix the butter, sugar and flour together in a bowl and then knead into dough.
- Sprinkle some flour onto a flat surface then using the rolling pin, roll out your dough until it’s around 0.5cm thick.
- Use a larger biscuit cutter to cut out the main biscuit shape.
- Then use a smaller biscuit cutter to cut out a hole in the centre of your biscuits.
- Use a spatula/fish slice to transfer each biscuit to your baking sheets/trays.
- Pop a boiled sweet in the hole in each biscuit.
- Bake for around 15 minutes, until biscuits have browned slightly and sweets have melted.
- Leave to cool. The melted sweet centres will harden as the biscuits cool, leaving you with a glassy look, crunchy centre to your biscuits.
- Enjoy 😊