You may be struggling to find the perfect present for your loved one (beautifully gift wrapped of course) or may not have the pennies to splash out on something expensive, so i’ve devised a little something for your loved one. Biscuits!
There’s nothing I love more than a homemade biscuit with a cup of builders tea (in a china cup of course) so here’s an easy recipe. Homemade biscuits are always a favourite and these shortbread hearts can be packaged beautifully so it looks as though it has come out of a chic deli in Paris or Milan.
Your loved one will love the fact that you have spent a little time making something personal. You can also add nuts and some finely chopped fruit such as strawberries to add a flush of colour.
6oz Plain Flour
Pre heat the Oven to 190C or Gas Mark 5
Beat the sugar and butter until silky smooth
Add the flower to make a smooth paste
Roll to around 1cm thick and cut in to hearts with a cutter (Lakeland have a great set)
Pop on a baking tray (you can sprinkle some sugar if you wish)
Bake in the oven until golden brown (approx 20mins) then pop on a wire rack to cool
If you have some leftover strawberries these could be added with whipped cream to make a great dessert or tea treat
They could be served on a gorgeous pink heart plate from Sophie Conran
If you’re short of time you can buy macaroons and flowers or buy some heart shaped biscuits, and serve you’re loved one a pot of tea in bed before work.
I managed to pick up a wonderful cake stand and have threaded through some pink gingham ribbon. After our photoshoot we naturally had to have a well deserved tea break…with biscuits.
If you have any lovely biscuit recipes we’d love to hear from you… Enjoy!