Another day of not quite frantic baking and preparing for Market is now nearly over. I have also been out tonight - but more of that perhaps tomorrow. I have made 15 scones each of cheese, fruit and wholemeal fruit, 12 mince pies and some Viennese Fingers.
I say 'some' Viennese Fingers. I was having problems. First of all I thought the nozzle I was using was too small, so I swapped piping bag. That was a mistake. The second bag was more suitable to icing than a thicker biscuit mix. So I tried to put every thing back in the first bag. Of course I lost a fair bit mixture, so I made another batch up. I didn't use a nozzle and made the stripes with a fork. These turned out better than what I thought they would. When cooled, I melted some chocolate - far too much actually. I then dipped both ends of each in the choccy and left them on the wire rack to cool and set, as per instructions. When I came to move the fingers off the rack, that is when disaster struck. The chocolate had set the fingers to the rack. Didn't see that one coming did you?! I didn't particularly. The fingers are quite fragile, so out of 36 I ended up with only 6 in one piece. Bugger. They do taste very nice though, nice and buttery, as they should!
I have been told a way around this, by using greaseproof paper or the inner bag on a box of cereal. A knife can also be gently used to pry them off as well. I shall try this.
Here are most of my scones. They look yellowy on top as I brushed them with beaten egg before baking.