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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

06th January 2012

Valentine's Day gives us an opportunity to play and to have fun at a time which can often seem a long wait for the real warmth of Spring, writes Emma Tyer. It is a festival for lovers but can also be a celebration of love, love for friends and family, home and garden. We like to spring clean the house, and then decorate it with a chain of hearts, and enjoy a Valentine’s tea, with home made heart shaped biscuits.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

06th January 2012

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

06th January 2012

Heart biscuits:

Ingredients
100g butter
100g caster sugar
225g plain flour
1 small egg
1 lemon

Method
1. Beat sugar and butter together, add beaten egg, flour and lemon rind and juice to make a firm dough for rolling.

2. Place in fridge for 20mins. Roll out on a floured board, cut out heart shaped biscuits, place on lined baking sheet.

3. Bake at 175)ºC (gas mark 5) for 10 mins.

4. When cool ice with pink icing (I dye the icing with juice from raspberries or beetroot).

Ed’s note: I have made these biscuits using either coconut sugar or honey to good effect. So, if you are trying to make sugar-free treats for your children, try these alternatives.

Gorgeous image for this post taken from brilliant bakeware site, De Cuisine.

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