Coconut Party Rings
It's not a party without party rings!
- 50g Unsalted Butter
- 50g Caster Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 100g Plain Flour
- 50g Desiccated Coconut
- 1 Eggs
- 300g Icing Sugar
- Red, Yellow, Blue and Green Gel Food Colouring
Everyone loves party rings. They take you back to childhood birthday parties (it’s not a proper party without party rings), and since there ain’t no party like a Bake Off party I decided to make a batch of coconut party rings for the final on Wednesday.
I only picked up the recipe card from Tesco the other day so I was pleased to actually use it rather than shoving it straight into the draw full of recipe cards and cutouts from various places. I love coconut so it was a welcome addition to the tradition party ring. It makes them just a little bit more chewy than usual.
These are so much fun to make! The icing can get a bit messy but decorating them was my favourite part!
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together using an electric mixer of whisk for about 6 minutes until pale and creamy. Add the flour, coconut, egg and a pinch of salt and combine to form a dough.
Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking parchment to about 5mm thick. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180/160ºc fan. Use a 5cm cookie cutter to cut about 20 rounds, retooling as required. use a 2cm cutter to stamp out a hole in the middle of each biscuit.
Place on a non stick baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and add enough boiling water to make a thick but spreadable consistency. Dive the icing into smaller bowls and add different food colouring to each.
Spread the icing over the biscuits and drizzle over a contrasting colour for the lines. To create a feathered effect drag a cocktail stick through the icing. Leave to set.