With the end of the school year imminent, help your teacher to celebrate the arrival of summer with Siúcra x Catherine Fulvio’s tasty teacher’s ginger and orange biscuits.
This sweet treat is quick to make, as well as a fun and unique way to thank your hard-working teacher. Top off this delicious recipe with individual and personalised icing designs!
Teacher’s Orange and Ginger Biscuits
For the biscuits
120g softened butter
80g Siucra light golden-brown sugar
120g plain flour
½ tsp ground ginger
1 orange, zest only
For the icing
300g Siucra icing sugar
2 to 3 tbsp water
Siucra roll out icing flowers, to decorate
To personalise, additional Siucra icing sugar and water or lemon juice
To make the biscuits
Whisk the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Fold in the plain flour and cornflour, ginger and orange zest to form a soft biscuit dough.
Wrap in parchment and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas mark four. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface and shape into biscuits or use biscuit cutter.
Transfer to the baking tray and baking for 16 to 18 minutes depending on the shape and size of the biscuit.
Leave on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. The biscuits must be completely cold before icing them.
To ice the biscuits
Prepare the icing by adding the Siucra icing sugar into a bowl and add just enough water to form a thick paste. Add the colouring of your choice.
Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle.
Pipe around the edge of the biscuit and them add in the centre. Leave to dry completely before decorating with Siucra roll out icing flowers.
To personalise your biscuits for teacher, mix some more Siucra icing sugar and a little water or lemon juice to form a thick paste. Place a fine nozzle into a piping bag and add in the icing mix. Then write or draw flowers on the iced top of each biscuit.
Pack them up in pretty boxes ready for gifting to teacher.