Fast forward around twenty years or so since Pokemon became a thing, and I was surprised that the 150 Pokemon that started the whole craze off has now turned into the thousand and something.
Whether your Pokemon fan is an avid Pokemon trading cards game player, or just wants to catch ’em all with a game of Pokemon Go, they’ll love these biscuits.
This recipe makes 12:
Pokemon Pokeball Biscuits
200g unsalted butter (softened)
100g caster sugar
350g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp water
3 tbsp apricot jam
250g Black Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing
250g White Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing
250g Red Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy in an electric mixer.
With the mixer still going, slowly add the flour a tablespoon at a time until a soft dough forms. You may need to add two to three tablespoons of water.
When the dough has come together wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for an hour or so.
Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.
Roll out the dough and cut 12 circles using a 3⅞” cutter.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes until lightly browned.
Allow the biscuits to cool on trays so that they keep their shape. In the meantime, start cutting the icing. You will need six red circles and six white circles each cut with the large cutter as before. Cut each circle down the middle creating 12 semi-circles of each colour. You will also need 12 black circles with the centres cut out creating 12 rings, 24 short black strips and 12 smaller white circles to fit within each of the black ones…
Once the biscuits have cooled spread some heated jam across each one. Position one red and one white semi-circle on top of each biscuit. Position a white circle in the centre and a black ring around each. Complete the pokeball with a black strip of icing to the left and right of the ring. Use the heated jam to affix into place.