Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Edible Place Settings

Why not make these edible place settings for Christmas lunch or dinner? These ones are so easy to make and your guests will love them!
You'll need 5.5cm, 7cm and 9cm star-shaped cookie cutters
Ingredients (makes 6)
1 quantity Basic biscuit dough ingredients (see related recipes)
200g white chocolate, melted
1/3 cup icing sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons water
icing sugar, to serve
1. Follow steps 1 to 3 of Basic biscuit recipe. Cut out 18 x 9cm stars, 18 x 7cm stars and 18 x 5.5cm stars from dough. Place onto prepared trays. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden. Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
2. Place a 9cm star onto a flat surface. Spoon a little melted chocolate onto centre of star. Top with a second 9cm star, turning top star slightly so it is at an angle to first star. Repeat with a third 9cm star. Repeat with 3 x 7cm stars then with 3 x 5.5cm stars.
3. Combine icing sugar and enough water to make a thick paste. Drop a spoonful onto top of each tree. Use to hold place setting cards in position. Allow to set completely. Before placing onto table, dust with icing sugar.
These trees can be made up to a week in advance. Store in a large airtight container in a cool place. Dust with icing sugar just before placing onto table. They make a great gift idea. After dinner wrap them in clear cellophane and give to your guests to take home. 

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