One thing that the British do really well are biscuits, or cookies as they are known in North America. There are whole aisles in the grocery shops devoted to the British Biscuit containing every indulgence under the sun! I was quite amazed when I first moved over here and saw the variety available! It's quite mind boggling, really . . . but after 15 years I have come to have favourites amongst the lot!
As a food blogger I sometimes get sent the most fabulous things to try out and I was recently sent these lovely Classic British Biscuit Cutters from the kitchen people at Dexam. Containing cutters for four classic British Biscuits . . . Custard Creams, Bourbons, Jam Treats and Iced Rings.
These cutters have been cleverly designed to cut and impress the designs of these four British favourites. Fun and easy to use, you simply make your biscuit dough and chill it before rolling out to 1/4 inch thick. Dust the cutters and presses slightly with flour. Place cutter on dough and push down on base, then depress the central button to imprint the design. To remove dough, lift cutter and gently press on central button. For Iced Rings and Jam Treats use the separate cutters supplied to remove the central holes! Nothing could be easier. Clean up is easy also, simply hand wash, dry and put away.
I've already made bourbon biscuits on here and custard creams . . . and so I chose today to bake the Jam Treats and the Iced Rings. We are both real fans of the Jam Treats in the shops and I had never tried Iced Rings before. All of the recipes can be downloaded from the Dexam page.
First I made the Iced Rings. I am not a person that really goes much for iced cookies, normally finding them sort of fiddly and I am not a really patient person, but I did enjoy making these.
They turned out really nice. As you can see I simply drizzled the contrast icing over top of the cookies, not being bothered to feather it, but if that's your thing go for it. The important thing here is that the cookie cutter performed well and I was quite happy with the results!
*Iced Rings*Makes a lot
These Jam Treat biscuits are a real favourite of ours as I said. They can be called Jammy Dodgers or Jammy Splodgers . . . but no matter what you call them, we love em.
Once again the cutter performed really well and the people I served them through today thought at first I was serving them shop bought biscuits! Until I told them different and then, onced tasted, had to agree that they were much tastier than shop bought!
*Jam Treats*Makes a lot
Delicious buttery biscuits put together in pairs with a layer of jam in the middle. Delicious!
All in all I am really pleased with these biscuit cutters. They work well, are really cute and are a real novelty, especially if you are going to be throwing a tea party of a children's party!
Classic British Biscuit Cutters by Dexam are available in retail shops around the country. To find one near you click here.
Many thanks to the people at Dexams for sending me these cute cookie cutters. I really like them.
Note - Although I was sent the cutters free of charge, I was not required to write a positive review. Any and all opinions are my own.