Today I made a lot of teeny tiny stars.
The recipe that I modified was originally for Teeny Teddies, from Road to loving my Thermomix. But here is my modified recipe thermomix free.
- 60g butter
- 140g honey
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract (you could also use vanilla bean paste or vanilla powder, use about half as much)
- 170g wholemeal spelt flour (you can use normal white flour or similar)
- 65g self-raising flour
- ½ teaspoon bi-carb
Melt butter and honey over stove, (I used a saucepan that was big enough to then add all ingredients into).
Once they are melted together, add the rest of the ingredients.
Continue to mix until it all balls together (like a pastry).
The mixture will be a little sticky and warm, wrap it up in baking paper or similar and place into the fridge to cool (about 20 mins) – this will make it easier to handle.
Then comes the fun bit – but first set your oven to 180 degrees.
Roll out your dough and begin cutting. I used a fondant cutter, the bonus of this was that it had a button to push out the star once it had been cut so I didn’t waste time trying to get the teeny tiny star out of the cutter.
They will only take about 5 minutes to cook in the oven, so keep an eye on them. The time might differ between ovens, but you want a golden brown. And less and they will go soggy overcooking will result in a burnt taste. I did my baking in smaller amounts so I could continue to cut stars while there were some cooking in the oven.
Wait for them to cook, and place into an airtight container of your choice. They should last about 2 weeks.
Have fun, make sure you don’t do it on a high stress day as the cutting does take quite a while so you need to allow a fair bit of time. I on the other hand did not allow time and had one very bored almost 4 year old (who did not want to help), and one very clingy almost 1 year old, and then suffered a potty mouthed inner monologue.
But we all survived to tell the tale.
Feel free to ask any questions.