makes 10-12 biscuits
You will need:
- an apron and clean hands
- two baking sheets, lined with greaseproof paper
- one large mixing bowl
- one small bowl to melt butter
- weighing scales
- measuring spoon
- a wooden spoon or silicone mixing spoon
- a fish shaped cookie cutter
- a rolling pin (and optional rolling mat)
- a palette knife or similar to lift biscuits
- a cooling rack
- oven gloves
Ideas for decorating your rainbow fish biscuits:
To ice or not to ice?
It’s pretty impossible to decorate biscuits (and avoid a mini sugar rush) without using some form of icing, chocolate or sweets and whilst this isn't the healthiest of food stuffs, it is part of the magic of this activity for your kids. These biscuits are delicious on their own, and are not overly sweet, so we normally decorate about half and leave the remainder plain.
When it comes to choosing decorating ingredients, we prefer to go as natural as possible, choosing options which don’t contain palm oil, artificial colours and flavours, and are organic where ever possible.
Baking and decorating biscuits/cakes (especially Rainbow Fish ones) isn’t an everyday event - just like eating birthday cake isn’t an everyday event, which most children understand.
Here are some options (either fruity or chocolatey):
- A little icing, white or naturally coloured (we used these freeze dried fruit powders from Healthy Supplies to colour/flavour ours)
Where to get hold of a copy of The Rainbow Fish:
Or don’t forget to check your local library.
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