Sun? In Lancaster?! What is this madness?!
It’s sunny, and it has been for the last few days (I managed to sunburn my shoulders like an idiot) so I thought I’d make some Summery biscuits to go with the mood – my exams are nearly over now, so whilst it’s been nice weather me and my friends have been sitting on the grass drinking Pimms and sunbathing (or in my case, shade-bathing, because I’m unbelievably pale and freckly); yesterday me and my best friend sat for ages reading the Great Gatsby, and it was so relaxing :)
I love the smell of vanilla and violet, and it’s a really sweet sunshine smell, so I thought I’d make these today so that tomorrow I could eat them in the garden and it would make revision a little less painful! I hope you enjoy them!
125g of vegan margarine
25g of icing sugar
125g of plain flour
Quarter of a teaspoon of baking powder
Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
Icing sugar and a teaspoon of violet syrup to ice, and crystallised violet to decorate – I got both of these on the internet and they’re not that expensive.
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Beat the margarine until smooth, then add the icing sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder, beat well and add in the vanilla.
- Spoon teaspoon sized balls of the mixture onto a greased and lined baking tray, then bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool completely before icing, then top each with a crystallised violet.