Here it is my first Christmas recipe!
I was thinking of hanging up this wreath for display but I only managed to take the photograph and gone it was after our evening meal! The children enjoyed decorating it.
You can use other Christmassy shapes if you like: stars, reindeers or Christmas trees will be just as nice. Make sure you bind them well with each other by pressing well the pastry to prevent them detaching during cooking and of course.. decorate them as you wish.
If you don't fancy the wreath you can simply just make the biscuits. They are simple but delicious: the cinnamon, brown sugar and honey are fantastic together.
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 15 minutes
In a bowl work the softened butter and the sugar. Add the vanilla, the egg, the honey and the cinnamon. Mix well.
Add the sifted flour and combine well the ingredients.
Working with your hands knead the pastry forming a smooth ball.
Lightly flour your working top then roll the dough about 4 mm or 0.16 inch thick using a rolling pin. With a pastry cutter cut out the pastry.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper; put a round cutter in the middle (measuring about 10cm or 4 inch) and compose your wreath putting your pastry shapes all around it slightly overlapping the ends of the biscuits. This will make sure they will bind with each other during cooking. Put a slight pressure on the pastry to ensure that each biscuit will "glue" well with each other.
Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest. Remove the round cutter in the middle and bake at 180C or 350 F for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges look golden.
Let your wreath cool down then you can decorate it with icing if you like and hang it up to display for all to see before you tuck in and eat your edible delight!