🇬🇧Spiral Biscuits

Fragrant and tasty, these spiral-shaped shortbread biscuits are perfect for breakfast, dipped in milk or as a snack with coffee or a cup of tea. They also keep for several days if sealed in an airtight or metal container.

You can find the Italian version here: https://cucinacongaudy.com/?p=2093
You can find the Spanish version here: https://cucinacongaudy.com/?p=2126

⏲️Prep time: 15minutes + 40minutes resting time
⏰Baking time: 10/12 minutes
🍪Portions: 18/20

Ingredients:
250gr flour
200gr cold unsalted butter
100gr icing sugar
3 yolks of medium-sized eggs
10gr of cocoa powder
1 pinch of salt

Method:
In a bowl sift the flour, icing sugar and the pinch of salt, add the cold butter cut into cubes, mix with your hands for a few minutes until you get a sandy mixture, now insert the egg yolks and mix well until you get a smooth and homogeneous dough.

Divide the dough in two and add to one part the cocoa powder, mix and form a ball that you will close with plastic wrap, with the other part of the dough form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and bring both in the fridge for half an hour.

When the time has elapsed, take the rolls and, with the help of a rolling pin and two sheets of baking paper, roll them out into two long rectangles of the same size.

Now remove the upper sheet of baking paper from the cocoa shortcrust pastry and brush it with egg white, which will act as a glue for the other rectangle.
Take the second rectangle and place it on top of the cocoa shortcrust pastry, using a rolling pin to ensure that the two sheets of pastry stick together and any air bubbles are removed, then cut away the excess edges. Brush again with egg white and with the help of the baking paper form a tight roll (you can make other biscuits), brush again with egg white and with the help of the paper form a tight roll. When you are satisfied with the shape, close the roll with the same baking paper and put it in the freezer for about ten minutes.

Take the roll back after it has solidified and with a knife remove the beginning and end of the roll and then cut into rounds of about 1cm.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 10/12 minutes.
Once cooked, leave to cool on a wire rack.

They are now ready to be enjoyed❤.

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🇬🇧Smarties Cookies (English Version)

These delicious and mouth-watering smarties cookies are perfect to make with the little ones, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this is an ideal recipe for a snack, accompanied by a nice cup of milk.

You can find the Italian version here: https://cucinacongaudy.com/?p=2033
You can find the Spanish version here: https://cucinacongaudy.com/?p=2067

⏲️Prep time: 10 minutes+ 30 minutes rest in the fridge
⏰Baking time: 15 minutes
🍪Portions: 12

Ingredients:

250gr smarties
190gr self-raising flour
115gr unsalted butter at room temperature
100gr caster sugar
100gr brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method:

Put the butter in a bowl and work it for 1 minute with the whisk, add the sugars (caster and brown sugar) and the vanilla essence, beat with the whisk for 2 minutes until you get a creamy mixture.

Now add the egg and mix until it is incorporated. Sieve the flour and salt, add them to the mixture, mix with a spatula and introduce the smarties and mix them with your hands not to break them.

Put the mixture in an airtight container and refrigerate for half an hour to work it better.
Put the mixture in an airtight container and put it in the fridge for half an hour to work it better.
After this time, take the mixture and with the help of an ice-cream scoop (I sprayed it with release agent), form small balls and place them on a baking tray covered with paper. Separate the balls from each other as they will expand during cooking.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 165° for 15 minutes. Once cooked, leave to cool on a wire rack.

Now they are ready to be enjoyed❤.

TIPS:

If you don’t have self-raising flour, you could use half a teaspoon of baking powder or half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda;

You can flavour with lemon zest instead of vanilla;

If you don’t have an electric whisk, you can simply use a rubber spatula to mix all the ingredients together;

If you don’t have an ice cream scoop, you can use a spoon to portion out the cookies.

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