Jubilee Queen’s Coat and Hat Biscuit Recipe by Lizzie Acker
Our lovely scouse neighbour Lizzie Acker (The Great British Bake Off) has created these fun and bright biscuits to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Anyone can get creative by designing hats and coats fit for a Queen, and you only need a few tools you’ll probably already have in the kitchen!
Download and print the template for the biscuits here, and have fun dressing the figure up in different outfit combinations.
Lizzie was inspired to make these biscuits from times shared with her nan; “For me, this brings back memories of being with my Nan as whenever my Nan would see the Queen she would gush over her outfits with matching hats, and it is now something I still do.”
Watch Lizzie’s video to see her making these fun biscuits.
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- 170 g caster sugar
- 1 unwaxed lemon
- Pinch of salt
- 280 g plain flour
- 170 g unsalted butter chopped in squares
- 1 egg
- Selection of Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing
- Selection of Rainbow Dust Metallic Paints
- Selection of Rainbow Dust Food Art Pens
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Making the biscuits:
Place the caster sugar in a bowl and grate the lemon zest into the bowl. With your fingers rub the zest into the sugar to release the oils.
Add the pinch of salt, flour, and cubed butter, rubbing the butter into the mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and add to the mixture and mix in.
Tip the mixture out onto some cling film or wax papers, wrap tightly and place in fridge for 1 hour.
Print out coat and hat stencil and cut out. (See link to the stencil at the top of this page.)
After an hour, roll out the dough to the thickness of a one-pound coin.
Using the stencil cut around the coat using a butter knife.
Place all 8 coats on baking tray, bake for 10 minutes at 180°c.
Roll out the left-over pieces of dough and cut out 8 hats using the stencil. Bake hats for 6 mins then allow to cool.
Decorating the biscuits:
Get a cup of water and a little paint brush.
Next knead you icing until smooth and pliable and then roll out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar; you can mix 3 colours to make a marble effect.
Line up the colours to create stripes, the skies the limit!
Place the coat stencil on the icing and cut around with a butter knife.
Brush the back of the icing with a little water and stick onto your biscuit.
Using a fork, you can create buttons.
Leave the icing to firm up slightly, then paint and draw on designs with a selection of Rainbow Dust metallic paints and edible food art pens.
Repeat with the hats.
Then have fun dressing the queen and enjoy your biscuit with a classic cup of tea.