Big Birthday Balloon Biscuit Bake

Ingredients

  • 110 grams of butter
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250 grams of flour
  • 16 – 20 hard boiled sweets
  • Cake toppings/sprinkles
  • 45 grams of white chocolate
  • 2 strawberry laces

Method

  1. Mix the soft unsalted butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 egg and stir it into the mixture.
  3. Sieve in the flour and mix. You can use a stirrer or it can be easier to hand mix it!
  4. Wrap the ball of dough in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle some flour on the work surface and roll out the dough so that it’s roughly 0.5cm thick.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
  7. Cut circles out of the dough using a large (roughly 8cm) cookie cutter.
  8. Use a smaller cookie cutter to turn your circles into rings.
  9. Take the dough from the centre of the ring and cut it into a square using a knife or kitchen scissors. Ask an adult for help.
  10. Repeat until you’ve used all the dough so you’re left with roughly 14 rings and 14 squares.
  11. Place the shapes on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.
  12. Put them in the oven for 10 minutes. (Remember to use oven gloves!)
  13. Remove from the oven and place a hard boiled sweet in the centre of the rings. Be careful, the tray is hot.
  14. Return the biscuits to the oven for 5 – 6 minutes, until the sweets melt and fill the rings.
  15. Remove from the oven and leave to cool down.
  16. Melt the white chocolate and put it in a piping bag.
  17. Once the biscuits are cool, take one circular biscuit and add sprinkles to the centre. Now pipe white chocolate around the rim of this biscuit.
  18. Take another biscuit and turn it over, before piping white chocolate around the rim as well.
  19. Add two strawberry laces on the bottom edge of one of the biscuits. Now sandwich the two circular biscuits together, with the chocolate side in the middle.
  20. Take two square biscuits, cover one side of each in white chocolate and press them together around the other end of the two strawberry laces. Your biscuits should now look like a hot air balloon.
  21. Repeat steps 17 to 20 with other remaining biscuits.
  22. Place all the biscuits in the fridge to set for 10 minutes. 
  23. Spread some of the white chocolate on the base of both squares and press them together.
  24. Finally, put them in the fridge for 10 minutes to set and voila, you’ll end up with your very own edible hot air balloon.

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