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Stained Glass Window Biscuits

Decorative biscuits made by forming a shape (stars, circles etc) of sweetened paste with an open centre filled with crushed boiled sweets. When baked the sweets melt to form a coloured window.

These biscuits are now customarily made in simple shapes, but what appears to be the original receipt and picture suggest a pastiche of a church window.

Original Receipt in 'Enterprising Ideas' by Penny Coltman and Jayne Greenwood (1999)

Make stained glass window biscuits using pastry strips and boiled sweets. The shape of a window is made on a lined baking tin by criss-crossing strips of pastry. Wet the pastry wherever strips cross or join to hold it. Place a piece of broken sweet in each of the spaces in the 'window*. Bake at 180C until just cooked.

Original illustration from
Enterprising Ideas
by Penny Coltman and Jayne Greenwood (1999)

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