A way to join in the celebration is to make your very own gold medals. These are fun to make and easy to make in to the desired shape that you want.
200g unsalted butter
280g caster sugar
dripple of vanilla extract
400g plain flour
Pinch of salt
MethodePre heat the oven to 170°C (325°F, Gas Mark 3.)
In your mixing bowl put the butter, sugar and the vanilla extract together and mix together till the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the egg and mix well until is all is well incorporated. Next add the flour and salt mix well but do not over mix. You should be left with the dough being light soft and easy to handle.
Now the fun starts. Dust your work surface with some flour, roll your dough out using a rolling pin. Make sure that the dough hasn't been rolled out to thin. Cut your biscuits using the shapes that you want I used a round cutter in order to make the medals. Then arrange them on a lined baking tray ready to go in to the oven for around 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them as you don't want them burning. The edges should be lightly golden and the centre should be paler.
Once they have cooled nicely you can decorate them as you wish. To make the medals, I used icing and cut it to the size of the biscuit and made 1st place medals and 2nd place along side some GB ones.
|Charlotte showing of her 2nd place|
|We are all winners|
My friends had fun playing with the medals and thought it was such a fun idea, these can be used for some home games or just to have your own medal to be part of the 2012 games. The good part about these medals is that go brilliantly with a cup of tea or warm milk. So we are winners all round.