Biscuits, biscuits and biscuits.

I’m a big fan of The Great British Bake Off and bake along with it every year. This year it changed channels and I forgot it was on last week! I did manage to catch it on catch-up tv though but it was too late to bake along. This week again I missed it when it was on, it’s just not a good time for me, but I recorded it to watch at leisure. I have to say, I’m enjoying the new show despite no Mary or Mel and Sue. After all, it’s about the baking really. The only thing I would say is that it seems a lot more rushed as they have to fit everything in for the adverts. One good thing about catch-up or recording, you don’t have to watch the adverts 🙂

This week it was biscuit week and for a long time now I’ve wanted to make Bourbons, but I guess I just didn’t feel like it, so I handed the challenge over to the kids.

Star went for the cream challenge and she made a softer cookie dough for her biscuits and piped them into rounds before I cooked them for her. Then she filled them with chocolate butter cream. I think they turned out pretty good, even though they were not all exactly the same.

chocolate cream swirl biscuits

Boo just wanted to do her own thing so she made a biscuit dough she could roll and cut out shapes from. She wanted to do different sized hearts but I couldn’t find my pack of heart cutters, so she just chose shapes from the box. This is just a small selection of them after she’d piped icing on them.

biscuit shapes decorated with piped icing

When I told the Little Man of the options he said he wanted to make a game. Mmmm a bit adventurous for a seven year old I think! Of course his favourite game at the moment is Mine Craft so he wanted to make Mine Craft biscuits. They had to be square to represent the blocks on Mine Craft. Then he decorated them himself, the middle biscuit is the player and the little ones around it are dirt blocks. I can’t really explain it any clearer.

chocolate square biscuits with piped designs

They had loads of fun with their baking and decorating, it was a great way to while away an afternoon. The biscuits all tasted pretty good too, especially as I just winged the recipe.

Next week it’s bread week and I’ve been meaning to bake some bread for a while now so fingers crossed it will be me baking…although the kids will probably want to make some too!

If you want to see what other bloggers have been baking this week then please check out the GBBO blogger linky over on Mummy Mishaps blog.

Mummy Mishaps



6 Comments

  1. September 10, 2017 / 11:16 am

    These look great! Love that your children wanted to get involved and give them a try x

  2. September 10, 2017 / 11:29 am

    I bet that was a lovely afternoon baking with your children Anne, love all of their creations – they all look soo yummy!
    Angela x

  3. September 10, 2017 / 11:43 am

    These all look so yummy Anne! I love the Minecraft biscuits! Such a fab way to get the kids involved with baking 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Hope to see you Monday x

  4. cakesnbakes2014
    September 10, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love the fact you passed the challenges over to the kids, and a great job they did of it too

  5. jennypaulin
    September 11, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    awwww didn't they do a fabulous job? I struggle to make biscuits, and your children have made it look so easy! I think they are mini star bakers already 🙂
    thank you for linking to #GBBOBloggers2016 x

  6. rebeccabeesley
    September 14, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    What talented children you have! I am so impressed with all their bakes. What superstars they are. xxx

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