|Butter/Margarine||8 Ounce, softened (225 Gram)|
|Icing sugar||4 Ounce, sifted (100 Gram)|
|Plain flour||8 Ounce (225 Gram)|
|Cornflour||2 Ounce (50 Gram)|
|Red food coloring||3 Drop (Few Drops Required)|
|Blue food coloring||3 Drop (Few Drops Required)|
|Green food coloring||3 Drop (Few Drops Required)|
Lightly grease two baking trays.
Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until very soft, light and fluffy.
Sift together the flour, cornflour and salt, then gradually work these dry ingredients into the creamed mixture - the resulting paste should be just soft enough to pipe.
Divide the mixture into three, then work a different food colouring into each portion.
Fit a vegetable piping bag with a medium sized star nozzle.
Spoon the red dough down the left side of the bag, the blue down the centre and the green dough down the right hand side of the bag.
Pipe 7.5 cm/3 in lengths of dough on to the prepared baking trays, zig zagging the mixture from side to side to represent fire crackers.
Chill the biscuits for 30 minutes, or longer if you have time.
Bake the fire crackers in a moderate oven (180 C, 350 F, gas 4) for about 15 minutes, or until darkened in colour and cooked.
Remove the hot biscuits from the trays and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3113 Calories from Fat 1645
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 187 g288.2%
Saturated Fat 117.4 g587%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 487.7 mg162.6%
Sodium 287 mg12%
Total Carbohydrates 347 g115.5%
Dietary Fiber 6 g23.8%
Sugars 111.4 g
Protein 16 g31.1%
Vitamin A 113.4% Vitamin C
Calcium 8% Iron 6.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet