Sunday, 5 March 2017

UNICORN BAKING


As a lover of all things unicorn, I decided my next 
bakes would be inspired by the mythical creatures. So here we have my Psychedelic Unicorn Bark which I think is a great gift for friends and family when wrapped up in cellophane or simply for snaffling when you're feeling peckish. I haven't baked shortbread for a long time so thought I'd give the classic recipe a try but with my own personal twist - dipped in chocolate and merrily sprinkled with joy sweetness. These are incredibly easy recipes and it's likely you already have a lot of the ingredients in your house already. Now let's get baking!


Psychedelic Unicorn Bark

YOU WILL NEED:


600g white chocolate

Food colouring gel of your choice
Any decorations you wish e.g. hundreds and thousands, marshmallows etc.

1) Break up all of the white chocolate in a bowl and microwave until melted. Keep an eye on your chocolate as it burns quickly. Stir the chocolate until smooth.

2) Save the bulk of the melted chocolate in your large bowl but separate the rest into as many small bowls as you want different colours. So if you're doing blue, green and pink - you want three bowls. Geddit? 




3) Add a drop of your chosen food colouring to one of the bowls and stir until you are happy with the colour. You really won't need a lot of colouring so start with a tiny drop and add more from there. 

4) Line a baking tray with baking parchment and pour in your colourless white chocolate. Then spoon in the different colours of white chocolate in puddles. Take a cocktail stick to swirl the colours together. You don't want to do this too much else they'll just all blend together. 


5) Decorate however you please then leave the tray in the fridge till set hard before breaking into pieces. 

Unicorn shortbread


YOU WILL NEED:


175g of plain flour

75g light muscovado sugar
100g butter
Demerara sugar 
200g white chocolate
Any decorations you please

1) After pre-heating your oven to 160degrees fan, measure the flour and sugar into a large bowl.


2) Usings your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour and sugar mixture before kneading gently to create a dough.

3) Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 in 5mm. Use any shape cutter you would like to cut out as many biscuits as you can before transferring to two greased baking trays.


4) Prick your biscuits all over with a fork and sprinkle with a little demerara sugar. Then place in your oven to bake for roughly 15-20 minutes until pale golden.

5) After leaving to cool on a wire rack, break up the white chocolate (or any type really!) in a bowl and melt before adding a drop of food colouring of your choice.


6) Dip half of the shortbread biscuit into the chocolate before placing back on the wire rack and sprinkling with decorations.


Not going to lie, I absolutely LOVED putting this post together. But when it combines two of my favourite things - baking and unicorns - is that any surprise!? Shout out to my Mum for being the best hand model ever and dealing with me squealing repeatedly at how pretty the bark was. If you do fancy giving these ever so easy recipes a go, please do share them with me on social media! You can find me here!

Emily x

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25 comments

  1. These look so cute! I definitely want to try the bark! It sounds amazing! x

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  2. Emily, you keep making me want to try all of your recipes. These both look amazing and since I'm a fan all things unicorn, I can't resist these! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  3. Wow these look amazing, making me crave sweet things which I am trying to give up for lent!

    Charlotte x

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  4. Love the photos! These cookies look so delicious!

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  5. Omg, I'm in love! Want to try these, they look amazing! Such a cute idea. I need to try baking more. Thanks for sharing Emily.
    Jaz xoxo
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  6. This looks lovely, I know my children would love to give it a try so I shall save this post for the Easter holidays I think :)

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  7. I NEED to make the Unicorn Bark - it sounds really easy to do as well. Which is handy for me, as I'm not the best baker. And your photos are just gorgeous too!

    Milly
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  8. wow these look great, i need to try them!! love your blog x
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  9. How beautiful and yummy that unicorn bark looks, I am craving for it :) I love shortbread, I should give it a try! Thanks for sharing the recipes, they look so good!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  10. OMG that unicorn bark looks so amazing! I would totally mess something like that up hahaha. I am a huge fan of white chocolate too. It's always the first chocolate I go for even over milk chocolate. Thanks for sharing these little recipes! Totally something I could make with my boyfriend's niece. :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  11. These cookies look so lovely, and so delicious :)
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  12. These are so cute because I love unicorns. I will have to make this for my friend's bday party. I've only made mystical donuts. Thanks for sharing. xx/Madison
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  13. Wow, those look so good. I bet my little ones would love these.

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  14. Woaaah, I love the look of these Emily, they look so tasty, sweet and damn delicious xxx
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  15. I am doing a charity bake sale in two weeks time at work, I will definitely be trying to recreate this recipe. It would definitely attract a lot of people. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  16. Oh wow these are so adorable, definitely going to do something similar over the weekend!

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  17. These look amazing and you've photographed it so well!!
    I need to start baking more - I'm so lazy x

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  18. I seriously can't get over how cute these cookies turned out!! I definitely need to give this a try.

    xo,

    H

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  19. The bark looks so pretty! Gorgeous photos x

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  20. Oh that bark looks beautiful! I had no idea it would be so easy to make! I'm going to keep this in mind for when the boys are older, it would be fun to make something like that for a birthday party! :)

    Hope you are having a great week!

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  21. Oh my gosh, Unicorn Bake?! This is SO adorable - how have I never seen or heard of this before?! I love how you made this with your mum (also a massive fan of baking with my mum) and the finished result looks fabulous :)

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  22. Oh my goodness that unicorn bark looks absolutely amazing!! I have never seen anything like this before but I am definitely going to have to give it a try. It's such a great idea to wrap some in cellophane and give as a gift too :) x

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  23. Oh my god these look perfect, I need to try make them myself! x

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