These lovely regal cookies are my contribution to the final week of the Great British Bake Off Blogger’s Challenge. When the current series of the GBBO started 10 bloggers were given a different recipe to bake from the new GBBO iPhone App, as well as all the ingredients needed.
I’m completely hooked to this year’s GBBO, as is my eldest boy Sam, so we were well up for being a part of this challenge. It’s far more relaxing doing something like this in the safety of your own kitchen, than attempting it in front of the cameras and stress in that Bake Off tent – sends shivers down my spine at the very thought…
I was quite relieved that I wasn’t landed with something very complex to make…. stained glass window biscuits are super simple and great for getting the kids involved. I think I might have wept if I’d had to recreate Mary’s Tea Cakes!
I didn’t have any jewel shaped cutters for my crown jewel biscuits, so I went for pretty butterflies instead, which I think worked out quite well. I baked the tiny butterfly shapes too which make the perfect one-bite cookie experience with a cup of coffee.
The stained glass effect is achieved by spooning in some crushed up boiled sweets just before baking – I love the final result.
So why the letter A?
Well my cookies are the last piece of a mystery anagram which the group of bloggers taking part in this challenge have been adding to as the weeks of this series of the Great British Bake Off have gone by. Follow @gbbo_app over on twitter to see what’s been going on and see if you can solve the anagram.
You can find the first App from the GBBO over on iTunes for £2.99 – it’s packed with recipes, rips and instructions as well as a handy ‘cooking mode’ function which allows you to move step by step through the recipe without having to touch the screen with your sticky fingers.