Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bra Biscuits for Breast Cancer Awareness

The 25th of October is the official day to host a Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast.  I'm hosting a little morning tea among my friend's at school; and so I made these.  The recipe comes from none other than the fabulous Miss Nigella Lawson.  She calls them her "Butter Cut Out Biscuits" - but for my purposes I shall name these "Bra Biscuits."
Also, I want to dedicate this post to those women who have been affected by breast cancer.  Every day, 7 women die from breast cancer.  Through fundraising and creating awareness, we can all do our bit to reduce this terrible statistic.  All of us with baking and food blogs have great skills - I challenge you to somehow put them to use to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Ingredients
175g unsalted butter, soft
200g caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
400g plain flour, preferably Italian 00
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced).  Cream the butter and sugar until pale and moving towards moussiness, then beat in eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl, combine flour, powder and salt.  Add dry ingredients to butter and eggs, and mix gently but surely.  If you think mixture is too sticky to be rolled out, add more flour, but do so sparingly as this makes the dough tougher.  Halve the dough, form into fat discs, wrap each in clingwrap and rest in fridge for at least 1 hour.  Sprinkle some flour on board, place 1 disc of dough on board (leave other in fridge) and roll out to about 1/2cm thickness.  Cut your desired shapes (I used a love heart) and place them a little apart on baking trays.  Bake for 8-12 minutes, by which time they will be lightly golden around the edges.  Cool on rack and continue with the rest of the dough.  When they're all fully cooled, you can get on with the icing. (Following recipe for Icing is not from Nigella Lawson)

Ingredients for Icing
2 cup icing sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
+ desired colour
+ desired decorations

Method
Whisk together the icing sugar, egg and lemon. Apply to cookies before the icing sets.

19 comments:

  1. Brittany, these are too cute! What a fabulous idea, and a great way to raise awareness.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Tu as travaillé fort là! Je suis impressionnée Brittany. Caro B. bisous

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great recipes for the pink month! Love the attention to details.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi What a fabulous idea, I think it brilliant.

    On 18th October I joined up with 400 Italian bloggers .. and my friends in Luxembourg and canada plus a few other places .. and we all did PINK POSTS on that day. It was done from Italy as they were having an awareness day over there.

    Here is the link to the post ...and then you can link over to Italy.

    http://anne-arnott.blogspot.com/2010/10/thinking-pink-for-breast-cancer.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are super cute, and what a great cause.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great post! That is really nice that you are helping to raise awareness of breast cancer, and you did it in an adorable way. Really creative and beautiful cookies:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. These are adorable! What a great way of raising awareness of breast cancer :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a wonderful idea - they are fantastic. Sure to be a huge success ;0)

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are so cute and for a good cause too. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your, um, cookies are so beautiful! What a creative idea, and a fantastic way to raise awareness. Great job!
    :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are cute! Fabulous idea of raising awareness. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow...how cute are these? And all decorated differently? And for a great cause? Fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Loving your biscuit boobies - and what a clever use of a heart cutter!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello. Making these cookies is a great idea to raise awareness. I join with my comentrario your gesture.
    I follow your blog now.
    A big hug

    ReplyDelete
  15. These are so cute! It's a lovely way to encourage people to think of such a good cause.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh those are cute! Baking for a cause is great. These are so creative!

    ReplyDelete

More recipes

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...