Quick & Easy

Australia Day biscuits

These little iced thongs are the cutest thing ever to serve up this Australia Day.
30 Item


Royal Icing (1 quantity)


1.Process flour, icing sugar and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg, the water, wattle seeds and vanilla; process until dough just comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead until smooth. Shape into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate 30 minutes.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Grease two oven trays, line with baking paper.
3.Roll half the dough between sheets of baking paper until 3mm (¹/8-inch) thick. Using the 5cm cutter, lightly mark a round in the dough. Using the 4cm cutter, lightly mark a second round, overlapping it slightly with the first round. Using a small sharp knife, cut out a thong (flip flop) shape, following the outer lines of the two marked rounds. Using a drinking straw, make a small hole at the wider end of the thong. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling scraps to cut out 30 thongs. Place on trays 2cm (¾-inch) apart.
4.Bake biscuits, swapping trays halfway through baking time, for 15 minutes or until light golden. Cool on trays.
5.To make royal icing, sift icing sugar through a fine sieve. Lightly beat the egg white into a small bowl until mixture is just broken up (do not whip into peaks). Beat in the icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches desired consistency. Using a wooden spoon mix in the lemon juice.tint blue. Spread icing over biscuits. Decorate with stars in a Southern Cross pattern, stand until almost set.
6.Trim sour straps into 6mm x 8cm (¼-inch x 3¼-inch) lengths. Cut each almost in half lengthways, stopping 5mm (¼-inch) from end. Thread the thicker end of the sour strap into biscuit holes, place split end of strap on either side of the thong; tuck ends underneath the biscuit and secure with a little royal icing; stand until set.

Colour the icing pink or green for another occasion, and decorate with sprinkles. You need a 5cm (2-inch) and a 4cm (1½-inch) round cutter; and a plastic drinking straw.


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