Those of you with children will not have failed to have noticed the massive trend which is Pokemon at the moment. I was a bit too old for Pokemon the first time it was trending back in the late 90’s, before any of us had smart phones and the big technologies at the time for children were GameBoy Color and Furbees….
Pokemon, has been propelled 20 years into the future with a phone app called ‘Pokemon Go’ and is no longer just a card game that no one really understood and a cartoon about a boy in a baseball cap with slightly dodgy ethics around animal safety.
Whether you love it, or hate it, Pokemon is here to stay for the foreseeable future and these Pokemon ball biscuits are sure to put a smile of the kids faces during the summer holidays.
What you will need:
150g plain flour
100g unsalted butter
Roll out icing in black and white
Red food colouring – Gel or paste.
Using your finger tips rub the butter, sugar and flour together to make bread crumbs.
Squeeze the breadcrumbs together to make a solid ball of biscuit dough.
Split in half and colour one ball red. It is important to use paste or gel as the watery food colouring will make the dough too wet. If you need to, you can add a bit of extra flour at this point, if the dough has got a bit sticky.
Roll out the dough and using a round cutter, cut both the red and plain dough into circles. Cut in half and lay a red semi circle next to a plain one. Using your finger tips to gently push the flat edge of the two halves together.
Place in a preheated oven on 150 degrees for 20 mins. Once cooked they will have fused together.
Once they have cooled use the roll out icing to decorate the biscuits. I only decorated half of them as I didn’t want to give the icing to Sprout or he would be more excitable than a Pokemon hunter who has discovered a rare Pokemon in his garden!
They would be great for a Pokemon themed party, or a fun play date over the summer.