In a moment of nostalgia (and intense boredom from being stuck at home all day), I harked back to my ‘little school’ days when each year, at the school fete, my friends and I would rush to the biscuit stand and get creative with coloured icing and sprinkles!
The biscuit stand was always the most popular, even beating the table of delicious homemade cakes – us kids didn’t care for a perfectly risen sponge or velvety rich brownie. The humble rich tea biscuit was good enough for us.
The adults would coat a biscuit is our chosen colour of icing and then we would get to pick four toppings. Nobody ever told us how much of each four we could take, so we would pile as much on our biscuit as it could possibly hold – a mountain of silver balls, jelly sweets, hundreds and thousands, teeny marshmallows, sugar stars and chocolate sprinkles.
The result was a playground full of hyperactive, stick-fingered children – a nightmare for parents, but we loved it!
With winter approaching, this is a great way to entertain bored kids (and adults :-)) on a rainy weekend afternoon and Rich Tea biscuits smothered in icing are delicious (but I don’t recommend dipping them in your tea!)