Biscuit recipe for the giant edible mask
- 100 g soft butter
- 100 g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 200 g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
Put 100 grams of butter and 100 grams of caster sugar in a large bowl. Mix until smooth and light cream in colour.
Break 1 egg into a small bowl and beat lightly. Mix in half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.Gradually add the egg into the sugar and butter mixture. If you add it all at once to will curdle!
Mix 200 grams of flour… ½ teaspoon of baking powder together in a bowl.
Now gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix thoroughly until you can no longer see any lumps of white flour. It will turn into dough. Split it into two equal pieces, flatten it with a rolling pin, and cover with cling film. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, turn the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Once the dough is chilled, roll on a floured surface until it is approximately a centimetre thick.
Slide a pallet Cut out the biscuit into a shape of a giant mask big enough to cover your eyes. Place the biscuits straight onto the prepared baking tray covered with baking paper.
Place the baking tray into the oven and cook until golden brown. This should take around 10 minutes, but watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn.
Take the tray out of the oven and leave it to cool. Prepare a smooth icing by mixing icing sugar and water. To obtain this, mix two cups of icing sugar and then add some water gradually into it to obtain a thick and not too runny icing to decorate your mask. You can add some food colouring into it and then decorate using with many different cake decorating sprinkles, sugars, sweets, etc…
Be very careful, the mask is meant to be eaten and will break easily if you decide to try it on!