100gramsStork - comes in a block, wrapped in foil, says "for biscuits" on the front
250gramsgluten free plain flour - I recommend FREEE by Doves Farm
500gramsicing sugar - 300g is sufficient to cover the biscuits but I find its easiest to decorate them if you've got loads of icing in the bowl!
Asmany differentfood colourings as you'd like!!
Make the Dough
Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. >I use an electric whisk here but you can beat by hand if you haven't got one handy.
Crack the eggs into the same bowl and whisk again until well combined.
Add the flour and whisk again until combined - it'll come together to form a dough.
Wrap the dough in cling film and place into the fridge for at least 30 mins to firm up. It will be very sticky, don't panic!!
Time to Bake
Once the time is up, preheat the oven to 170oC (fan).
Place a piece of baking paper onto a baking tray (use a tray that will fit in your freezer!). Using your hands, roll the dough into a rough ball and then flatten it with the palm of your hand onto the baking paper.
Place another sheet of baking paper over the top of the dough (so its sandwiched between two sheets) and place your rolling pin ontop of the baking paper. Now, roll it out to about 1cm thick (roughly £1 coin). Place the tray into the freezer for at least 15 mins. >The baking paper is just to make it easy to roll because its so sticky! Its easy to roll too thin here so just roll gently!!>Don't skip the freezing - it makes it very hard to cut the shapes out!
Remove the tray from the freezer and transfer the dough with both sheets of paper to the worktop. Carefully peel off the top layer of baking paper and place that back onto the the baking tray.
Using biscuit cutters, cut circular shapes out of the dough and then cut the middle circles out to form rings. Place the biscuits onto the baking tray, spacing them out by a few cm as they will expand a little. >Haven't got biscuit cutters? Use anything circular! You can even cut out a circle from paper and use your knife to draw around that)
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until still pale in the middle but golden brown around the edges. Set aside to cool completely.
Place the icing sugar and a tiny tiny dash of water into a bowl. Stir together and if necessary add a little more water. You're looking for the consistency of wall paper paste - REAAALLY thick but still so that you can dunk a biscuit into it. a
Divide the white icing into as many bowls as you'd like colours. Add a tiny bit of food colouring to each and stir in. >A little food colouring goes a longgg way. Use a fraction of what you might expect.
Carefully dunk 1 of the biscuits into your chosen colour. Place onto a cooling rack so the excess icing can drip through. >You only need to cover the top of the biscuit, not the underside.
Using a spoon/toothpick/skewer/piping bag with a tiny nozzle, draw lines across the biscuit in a different colour. Then, using a clean spoon/toothpick, drag lines in the opposite direction, to create a feathered look.
Repeat for all of your biscuits
Leave to set for at least 10 mins and then enjoy!!
My party rings will stay reasonably crunchy in a sealed container for 3 days but they are best when eaten immediately!