Party Blondes


Party Blondes

I remember the birthday parties as a child; table filled with tasty party food! However there was always one thing that caught my eye every time, the plate of party rings! A party was never complete without them! It would be the first thing I would help myself to before any of the sandwiches, crisps or cakes! Even now as an adult I still love them and get excited when I see them! 

I sat watching Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on TV showing off their favourite recipes, making me want to get up and bake! I thought to myself what my favourite recipe is, needs to be something unique, something people haven’t seen or tried before! I remembered a few days earlier buying some party rings because they were on offer! Everybody loves a good bargain when they’re food shopping!! 

Bringing back my childhood memories I grabbed the party rings out of the cupboard, along with some pink food colouring (pink was always my favourite colour as a child; and still is)! Memories from the parties remind me of light, bite size sponges! How about Blondes with party rings broken up inside, rippled pink colour throughout and decorated with a drizzle of icing! I can’t think of anything better for a girly party; something which would look perfect on a child’s birthday party table! And I feel the desert is not just for those girly birthday parties; there also perfect for us grown ups who still love the fun snacks!! 

 

Ingredients 

250g White Chocolate;

4 Eggs

1 tbsp Vanilla Essence

250g Caster Sugar

125g Unsalted Butter

300g Self-Raising Flour

250g Party Rings

Pink Gel Food Colouring

50g Mini Party Rings

4 tbsp Icing Sugar

1tsp Water

 

 

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees and grease proof a 9 inch square tin. 
  2. Melt the white chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl over a pan of hot water on medium heat. See how to melt chocolate under my baking tips section. 
  3. Once fulling melted add the sugar, and eggs. Beat well with a wooden spoon. Add the vanilla essence. 
  4. Sift the flour and fold into the mixture. 
  5. Break up the party rings (not the mini party rings) into small pieces and mix into the mixture. 
  6. Add a small blob of food colouring and stir in carefully to get a marble effect. Do not over mix as you don’t want it he whole mixture turning pink! 
  7. Pour mixture into the greaseproof tin. Break the mini party rings in half and place on top. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. If it starts catching on top, cover with greaseproof paper! 
  8. Once baked; testing with a metal skewer into the middle, it should come out clean; leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then place onto a wire rack. 
  9. Once completely cool, make the icing for the decoration. Mix the icing sugar and water in a mug or small bowl. If the mixture is too runny add more icing sugar, if it’s too stiff add more water! The consistency should be enough to drizzle off a spoon. 
  10. Drizzle half of it on top of the sponge with a spoon. With the other half add a tiny bit of pink food colouring and mix in well. Drizzle the pink icing on top with the spoon. 
  11. Leave the icing to set then cut into square pieces and enjoy!

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