It seems that Spring is definitely here. The days have been sunny and I have finally managed to get into the garden and remove a centuries worth of weeds and plant some seeds. I decided to make some biscuits in honour of the sunshine and had the idea of making colourful rainbow biscuits. The idea was to use food colouring to make biscuit dough in different colours then layer the dough in rainbow colours before cutting and baking. To remember the colours in the rainbow I always have to remember the phrase Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain which reminds me they are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. I skipped the Indigo when making the biscuits as I couldn’t find a light blue food colour, but I had all the other colours. Whilst baking I found myself singing “I can sing a rainbow” much to my sons disgust.
The idea was good but I used natural food colouring and the colours did not turn out as bright as I wanted. You could see the colour in the dough before baking but after cooking it went rather pale and pastel. Next time I will be more heavy handed with the food colouring and make sure the dough is really bright before baking. It was nothing a dip in melted chocolate and some rainbow sprinkles couldn’t sort out.
Whilst not as colourful as I wanted I was pleased with the way the seperate layers in the biscuit worked and you could definitely see that there should be stripes. These are more like rainbows as the rain stops and it is fading gently away. The biscuits were much appreciated though and did not last very long.