Long weekend with not much to do… Mine has been like that this Easter. Especially with this southerly and all the rain that has rolled in – Which makes leaving the house not so fun.
It got me in the mood for baking. Which not only indulges in my need to make something, but also heats the rest of downstairs that the fire doesn’t always get to right away. After the success of my easter biscuits – They were gobbled up really fast. I thought I’d make another batch… But this time pinch an idea I saw a while back, that I have just never quite had the time to try out. Pantone biscuits!
I used the same gingerbread and royal icing recipe I used for my easter biscuits, as its one I love – Though this time I added an extra tablespoon of ginger to give them an even stronger ginger kick. The great thing about the shape of these biscuits is that they are really fast to cut out in a grid… The time consuming bit comes in the icing. I started by piping a divider line on the biscuits in white icing and then painted in the gap. Then I mixed each colour individually, a tablespoon or so at a time before painting these on too. Once dry, I colour matched them with pantone swatches I got online – As I have finally given my loaned pantone flip book back. So the colours are approximate… But they still taste pretty damn good! One of the reasons I hadn’t made these sooner was my lack of owning an edible food marker. Well mixed food colouring works just as good w a small paintbrush I must say, though it gives them a bit more of a home made look – But this could also just be my scruffy southpaw writing!