As featured in the Jewish Chronicle!
By Victoria Silverlock
We were studying the story of Joseph’s Splendid, Absolutely Magnificent, Rainbow-Coloured Coat in Sunday morning’s Playshul (for the under-5s and their parents) and made these truly colourful biscuits to go with the story.
- 225g softened butter
- 110g caster sugar
- 275g plain flour
- Cream together the butter and sugar to form a smooth, fluffy mixture.
- Sift in the flour a little at a time.
- Knead into a ball of dough.
- Divide the dough into several smaller balls (we decided on 7 for the different colours of the rainbow).
- Take each ball and make a well in the centre. Add a few drops of your chosen food colouring.
- Work the colouring into the dough until the colour is bright and even. You can add a little more flour if the dough becomes too sticky.
- We gave each child a different coloured ball of dough to roll out flat on a floured surface.
We then piled the different layers on top of each other.
When slices were cut we saw rainbows in each slice!
Each child rolled out the rainbow slice and with a butter knife cut around coat-shaped templates made of baking parchment.
The rainbow coats were placed onto a greased baking tray and baked in a moderate oven (180C gas mark 4) for 10-15 minutes until firm but not too browned.
We let them cool for a few minutes while we finished Joseph’s story. The children were very excited at seeing the finished colourful coat cookies!