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Bake for Britain: Make tactile coronation biscuits with us!

19th April 2023

Assorted biscuits shaped like various different crowns. They have lots of sweets stuck onto them!

If there are two things our production manager, Liz, is good at it’s making tactile picture books and baking. So, the coronation is a perfect opportunity to combine the two!

Baking is a great activity to do with any child, and being blind or visually impaired is no different! This recipe is a super-easy and fun way to get your kids into the kitchen. Use Liz’s super recipe below to create gorgeous tactile crown biscuits ready for the big day.

Don’t forget to share your yummy creations with us over on Instagram!


225g or 8oz self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
100g or 4oz of margarine or butter
100g, 4oz of caster sugar
1 medium egg


Set oven at 160 fan (Gas 4).

Liz’s Handy Hint – for speed, place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until beginning to clump together.

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in fat with finger tips. Stir in the sugar. Add the beaten egg. And then knead well, and form into a ball.

Wrap the biscuit dough in cling film and rest in fridge for 30 minutes.

Roll out to thickness of a pound coin and cut into shapes using your cutter. If the dough is sticky, rollout between two sheets of baking paper. Place shapes on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake in the oven: 160 fan (Gas 4) for 10-12 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. And then decorate with your choice of icing and decorations!


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