These distinctive biscuits may be fiddly to make, but you will be rewarded for your efforts; the result is a batch of pretty and tasty treats to share with friends, or keep all for yourself! 


Preparation – 30 minutes

Cooking – 10 minutes

Difficulty – Moderate

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  •  Salt, pinch
  • 2/3 cup  icing sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/2 a standard block of butter
  • vanilla Extract
  • almond Extract
  • food colouring, 1 or 2 bottles (depending on your creativity)
  1. Oven on at 160C.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients, except the food colourings and extracts, together in a bowl until the butter absorbs into the flour mix and forms a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into two and add food dye to one mix. Add the almond extract to one ball of dough and the vanilla to another.
  4. Knead the dough until the colour and taste is consistent.
  5. Roll the dough until it’s roughly half a centimetre in thickness, repeat this with the other dough; use cling film underneath the dough to make things easier.
  6. Put one of the sheets of dough on top of the other and begin to roll from the end of the dough, try to ensure there are no air pockets inside and just keep rolling the dough into a tube shape.
  7. Once you have your roll, stick in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  8. Put some sprinkles in a line on a sheet of cling film, roll the tube into the sprinkles until it’s fully covered.
  9. Cut the tube into slices roughly a centimetre thick and place on a baking tray covered with foil.
  10. Place in the middle of your pre-heated oven; remove after 10 minutes and they’re ready to eat (or gift, if you’re that nice!)

Isabel Jury 

Image credit: Isabel Jury 

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