Hello my friends!
Have ya had a good week? I thought I’d try something a little different from usual and share one of my go to recipes with you…quick and easy Coronation Biscuits!
Incase you haven’t heard tomorrow, May 6th 2023 is the Coronation of King Charles III, the 40th sovereign of the United Kingdom! The bunting is up, the flags are out and the majority of the country is supporting a red, white and blue colour scheme!!
Its quite exciting that this will be the first coronation any living member of my family will have seen – a first for the whole family isn’t something that happens too often!
So over the weekend our new king will be crowned (at about 12pm GMT on the 6th) and a weekend of celebrations gets underway…there’s the ceremony itself (which I have no doubt will be amazing) a pop concert at Windsor Castle, the Big Lunch – an opportunity to get together with the local community through street parties and finally the Big Help Out – which is all about volunteering and doing something new.
With that in mind I thought I’d share my favourite biscuit recipe (us Brits love a biccy!) its a super simple recipe that contains no egg or dairy (making it vegan friendly!) and is made from things that are easy to get hold of.
Coronation Biscuits – makes 16.
For the biscuits –
175 grams self raising flour
50 grams sugar
100 grams butter/spread (I use a plant based one*)
Vanilla extract to taste (I like a super vanilla biccy!!)
For decorating –
2-3 tbsp Milk (I use oat*)
70 grams Icing suger
Party sprinkles (these funky red, white and blue ones are from M&S)
*You can of course use regular milk and butter if that’s your thing!*
The method –
Start by pre-heating your oven to 180 degrees and place baking paper onto your baking tray ready for your biscuits.
Weigh and add the flour and sugar to a clean, dry mixing bowl and mix together.
Add the desired amount of vanilla flavouring.
Add the butter and knead the ingredients together by hand until all of the flour/sugar has combined to the butter creating a lovely dough!
Roll out the biscuit dough to about 0.5-ish cm thickness and using a cookie cutter (I used a round one but shapes would work too) cut out your biscuits and place on the baking tray.
Bake ‘em on the middle self for about 7 minutes or until just beginning to colour on the edges.
Leave those beauties to cool!
For the icing mix 70 grams of icing sugar with 3 tablespoons of milk and pipe (or spread) onto your cooled biscuits – the icing should be a thick ribbon consistency (so that it doesn’t slide off of your biscuits) and will begin to start setting quickly, so its best not to mix it up until you’re ready to decorate!
*Piping bag wise I tend to put my icing into a sandwich bag and snip off a corner.*
Get fancy with the sprinkles and voilà celebratory Coronation biscuits!
All in all these take about 30 minuets to prep, bake and decorate (plus a little extra allowing them too cool in between).
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Tasty, simple and satisfying to make, what more could you want?! I really quite enjoyed writing this – one of my quirks is how much I love baking, would you be interested in some of my other recipes?
Thanks so much for checking this out and I wish you a happy and glorious Coronation weekend!