Kids in the Kitchen – Pinwheel Biscuits

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
Have you been baking with your kids? Maybe you’ve been rustling up something for halloween? Please share if you do, I’m going to be doing a halloween round up very soon and I may include your post, also, I may just have a go at your recipes with my kids.

This week as been rather exciting for us because we had a brand new cooker! My old cooker was well past it’s use by date and the only reason I could cook with it was because I was used to it’s daft ways. It was very annoying when the oven would just switch itself off though. Another big change is that I’ve switched from gas to electric. I have never had an electric cooker before, and we never had one at home when I was a child either, it’s always been gas. So I’m on a steep learning curve.

I did joke that I would have to adopt the Great British Bake off style of sitting in front of the oven while cooking, then look what happened….

New cookers are fascinating for my two young chefs.

Kids in the Kitchen is all about sharing so please come and link up your posts old and new. I will add them to my pinterest board, and tweet your links. I’ll even give you a mention on next weeks Kids in the Kitchen. So tell your friends and come and share.

Pinwheel Biscuits

I found a recipe for these in a Mary Berry Cookbook but they were vanilla and coffee and the method was to make the two mixtures separately. We decided to make ours vanilla and chocolate and we made them a little differently.

120g butter
60g caster sugar
180g plain flour
1tsp of cocoa powder mixed to a paste with a tsp of water
a few drops of vanilla extract mixed with a tsp water

We mixed the butter, sugar and flour together to a fairly dry mix.
I then divided the mixture in half by weighing it and putting in separate bowls
In one bowl I added the cocoa mixture
In the other bowl I added the vanilla
I gave one to the Little man and one to Boo and they each kneaded their mixture to a smooth dough
We then wrapped the doughs and left them in the fridge for two hours.

We took the doughs out of the fridge and The Little Man and Boo each rolled their piece of dough into a rectangle.
I cut them to make them neat and we placed one on top of the other before carefully rolling them together kind of like a swiss roll.
We re-rolled the leftover bits I’d cut off and did the same with them.
We then wrapped our rolls and put them back in the fridge for 30 mins

I sliced the rolls into small slices and spread them out on two baking trays.
I cooked them at 180C gas mark 4 for about 15-20 minutes.

They were gone within minutes!

So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked,

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  1. October 14, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    they look so good – That technique is brilliant to make them look all swirly – Many many years ago a friend brought some cookies like this round and I always wanted to have a go at making them – 8 years on and we still haven't got around to it!

    • October 14, 2014 / 1:37 pm

      I'd like to try with some different flavours, I might increase the recipe too as they didn't last very long.

    • October 14, 2014 / 1:52 pm

      that's always the trouble with biscuits and cookies – they dissappear in a flash as they are soooo moreish. I do love how they sat by the oven – so cute x

  2. October 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    Those pinwheel biscuits look gorgeous! I love your new oven too – and the GBBO style watching going on there. Hope to link up next week 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

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