Wednesday, February 16, 2005

pineapple biscuits

these biscuits are crisp and crunchy, with a chewy surprise of dried pineapple. the weetbix added another dimension to the texture (airiness) and flavour (maltiness). all in all, a good, easy biscuit to add to one's repertiore.

miss c and miss k had them in their lunchboxes today as a surprise, and i dare say they were delighted. delight yourself and those around you and make a batch soon.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
125 grams butter, melted
1 cup self raising flour
6 crushed weetbix
3/4 cup dried chopped pineapple

preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
use a whisk to combine the sugars, vanilla, egg and butter in a bowl.
add flour, weetbix and pineapple.
stir thoroughly until well combined.
drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto the prepared trays.
bake for 20 minutes or until light golden.
leave the biscuits on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool. they need this time to settle and compose themselves, otherwise they'll crumble and fall apart. they're delicate like that. but once they've cooled a little bit, they're fine.

these are already delicious to eat as they are, but if you want to make them look really fancy, the following icing may be spread over the cooled biscuits, then sprinkled with more of the dried pineapple.

pineapple icing.

1 3/4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 teaspoons melted butter
1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple

combine the icing sugar, pineapple juice and melted butter in a bowl and use a whisk to stir it until smooth. spread over the biscuits and sprinkle with pineapple and allow to set.

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