Now you can recreate this childhood classic yourself at home with this super simple recipe for dip-iced party rings!
Dip Iced Party Rings
Makes 30 | Preparation time 1 hour plus chilling | Baking time 10-12 mins
For the biscuits:
- 100g butter
- 120g caster sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 egg, beaten
- 200g plain flour, sifted
For the icing:
- 500g royal icing sugar
- Pastel food colouring
- 3 tsp water
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract then gradually beat in the egg. Stir in the flour then bring the mixture together with your hands to create a dough but do not knead it. Shape the dough into a flattened ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
- Preheat the oven 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4 then line three baking sheets with baking paper. Roll out the chilled dough to the thickness of approx 4mm then cut into 6cm circles using a cookie cutter. Cut a 1cm circle from the centre of each 6cm circle to create rings. Place the biscuits on the prepared trays and bake for 10-12 mins until they are a light golden brown colour. Transfer to a cooling rack and leave until cold.
- Make the royal icing following the instructions on the packet then divide the icing equally between three bowls. Add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl to create three different pastel shades of icing then add an extra teaspoon of water to each bowl and mix thoroughly to create a slightly runnier consistency.
- Holding a biscuit with your thumb and forefinger, dip the top of the biscuit face down into one of the bowls of icing. Turn the biscuit over then smooth the surface of the icing with the back of a teaspoon and leave to dry for 10 mins. Repeat with the remainder of the biscuits.
- Transfer the leftover icing into three piping bags, snip the corner from each piping bag then decorate the top of the biscuits by piping dots and lines.
* Try icing children’s names onto the biscuits - kids will be thrilled to find them in their party bags!