Kiss Biscuits

Kiss Biscuits

Kiss Biscuits
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Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 16
 
A favourite treat for morning or afternoon tea - try making your own jam & adding a tablespoon of rosewater to the jam to really take it to the next level!!
Ingredients
  • 100g sugar
  • 130g butter, softened
  • 1ts vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • Homemade raspberry jam
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 2 drops pink food colour or 1 tsp beetroot powder
  • 2tbs boiling water
  • hundreds & thousands, optional to decorate
Instructions
  1. Add butter, sugar & vanilla extract, insert the butterfly into the TM bowl & mix for 30 secs on speed 4. You may need to scrape down the bowl half way through. Keep the butterfly spinning on speed 4 as you add each egg & you may need to stop & scrape down the bowl again.
  2. Add the flour & baking powder & mix for 5 - 10 secs speed 4 with or with out the butterfly. Rest dough in the fridge so it is cool enough to work with. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees. Roll out dough onto the Thermomat sprinkled with a little extra flour & use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes. Place them onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Bake for 8 -12 mins until cooked but not too brown. Allow to cool, then sandwich together with raspberry jam in the middle, you can just dust with icing sugar or mix icing sugar, extra 30g butter with food colouring & boiling water on speed 6 for 5 secs. Then spread on top of the biscuits & sprinkle with hundreds & thousands (if using).

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Prep Prop Style Shoot Workshop August 2015

Prep Prop Style Shoot Workshop August 2015

I have been so excited about this workshop & got to pick up our stylist & photographer for the weekend JJ of 84th & 3rd from the airport on Friday night & drove her down to Mussel Boys on the Tasman peninsula where chef Eloise Emmett was preparing food for a wonderful weekend of food styling & photography.

Day 1: We started with styling morning tea πŸ™‚ Apple crumble cake -recipe from Ellie’s the real food for kids cookbook.

Morning Tea PS

I made some dips in the Thermomix too πŸ™‚

 

Lunch anyone?YUM!! You will never be hungry on a food styling workshop πŸ˜‰

Lunch 2

My most favourite salad ever Ellie’s Octopus Salad!!

 

I was so happy I was able to use the Thermomix for the creme’ patisserie & ganache for the sponge cake. Ellie even used it to make the sponge cake.

 

My happy accident arty cake shot πŸ™‚

 

The amount of drooling happening while all the cameras were shooting the cake being assembled was intense & amazing!!

 

Oh & then we had to eat it of course!! I think I am in foodie heaven!!

(I will be adding in more photos of our G&T’s & our delicious dinner later on)

Good Morning

Breakfast shoot πŸ™‚

 

Yes I got to use the Thermomix again for JJ’s green smoothie recipe – find it on her blog – link below.

 

We had an excursion to a local oyster farm, we had a shucking lesson & tasting with some more amazing sparkling wine from Bream Creek Vineyard.

I was so happy with this shot I actually printed out for my exhibition for TAFE & titled it “Taste of the Sea”

 

JJ tasting the best oyster of her life πŸ™‚ You can buy her ceramic versions of the oysters to use as a salt dish on The Decadent Pantry.

 

We finished off our amazing weekend with a picnic – as soon as we set it up outside it started to rain & we had to bring it indoors to shoot it. (I will upload pictures of this soon)

I had the best time on this weekend, I learnt so much about styling & shooting made some new friends & not to mention the endless feast of the most amazing food & beverages. Very happy memories made indeed & I want to Thank Ellie & JJ so much for organising & running the event.

See JJ’s blog post here & Ellie’s post hereΒ which includes the video of the “The Shuck Off” oyster shucking race πŸ™‚