Queen of Hearts Cherry Bakewell Biscuits

150 years ago today Lewis Carroll  first told his much loved classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In light of this, The Wobbly Jelly is sharing a real show stopper recipe that would be the perfect addition to the Mad Hatters tea party.

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 Queen of Hearts Cherry Bakewell Biscuits

Ingredients

250g Butter

140g Castor Sugar

The Yolk from an Egg

2 tsp of Almond Extract

300g Plain Flour

To decorate

Cherry Jam

Icing sugar

Juice from a Lemon

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Method

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius.

Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.

Beat the butter and sugar together, adding the egg yolk and almond extract.

Sieve the flour into the mixture and stir to combine.

Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into approximately 32 hearts.

Pop onto the lined baking tray and put into the oven until the biscuits have turned golden (approximately 15 minutes.)

Cool the biscuits on a wire rack.

To Assemble

Spread half of the biscuits with cherry jam and set aside.

Make up some icing by mixing the sieved icing sugar with the juice from the lemon. Initially make the icing very stiff so that you can pipe a thin outline around the edge of your biscuit (this ensures the icing doesn’t drip over the edge)

Once this is done add a little more lemon juice to the icing mix to loosen the mixture and very carefully spread it inside the icing heart outline

Finally sandwich the biscuits together (so the jam is in the middle of the biscuit and the icing is on the top)

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“Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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