Anyone else having a royal wedding party this weekend? I’m not throwing the party myself (thank goodness) but my friend is and she’s going all out. The invite arrived months ago, all royally themed, including the dress code: anything British. We’ll be drinking Pimms and eating all the typical British food. My assignment for the party, to bake royal shortbread tea bag biscuits.
I didn’t think they look that hard to make and they aren’t but it did take me quite a while. So worth it though. If you’re having a party this weekend, I can really recommend making these for a bit of a British novelty.
Shortbread Tea Bag Biscuits
85g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
1 tbsp milk
1 tea bag
100g dark chocolate
1. Mix flour and butter to a crumble.
2. Heat up the milk and pour over the tea bag. Squeeze tea bag into milk to get more flavour.
3. Add icing sugar, vanilla extract, salt, egg and tea infused milk to the mix.
4. Knead into a smooth dough. Add flour if needed (I had to add quite a lot).
5. Keep refrigerated for half an hour.
6. Roll out dough on baking paper.
7. Cut into tea bag sized shapes. Cut the corners and use a straw for the hole.
8. Put the biscuits back in the fridge for another half an hour.
8. Heat up oven to 175 degrees.
9. Bake for 10-12 minutes and then let chill.
10. Melt the chocolate and dip biscuits. I poured the chocolate into a mug so the chocolate would reach higher up on the biscuits.
11. Leave to dry before adding string and tea bag labels. I downloaded these cute tea bag labels from Make and Tell.
The biscuits are ready to go and so am I. My outfit is ready. Like I mentioned before, we have to go as someone or something British. As you might know from social, I’m a Eurovision fan so I’ll be going as Jay Aston from Bucks Fizz. I’ve got a yellow dress and shoes and of course a green skirt which I’ll wear for the ceremony to later take off in time for the wedding party.
Where will you be watching the royal wedding? Are you even watching it? What do you think to these biscuits? Let me know if you make some.