Olympic Party Rings- Made by the Lords of the Rings (Tom and Nick Lefley) and Bilbo Baggins (Lucas Lefley)
The Sickly Ingredients
* 2Kilos of icing sugar
* 2Kilos of plain flour
* 1Kilo of caster sugar
* 500grams of butter
* 500grams of margarine
* 10 eggs
* 1 packet of party rings (for scientific research)
* red, black, blue, green and yellow food colouring
This is our third year running of contributing to pimp that snack (see: Krispy K2 and The Very Hungry Caterpillar), it’s always a good way of spending a day in the summer holidays. This year we thought to ourselves, Olympic Rings, Party Rings, what a great opportunity. (Well, that was mum’s idea!).
Step 1- we found a basic biscuit recipe for the bottom half, and as you will find out later the top half is just pure sugar. While one of the lords (Nick) and Bilbo mixed and carried out the biscuit recipe, the other lord (Tom), used his brain to its limit to work out how to draw a perfect hexagen for cutting out the middle of the party ring. After a while he came up with the idea of making a compass a random size and seeing if it would go around a circle six times- pure genius!
Step 2- Once the biscuit mix was done it was a dough and so after Tom’s method of making a hexagon some how worked he rolled out the dough, put it on a large pizza stone, trimed the edges to make a circle then cut his hexagon out of the middle.
Step 3- Before we put it into the oven to bake, we had to do something very accurate, even though it wouldn’t be seen. On the back of a normal sized party ring, there are some lines. If we wanted it to be a true pimp we would have to do the lines as well. Using a thirty centi-metre ruler we pressed in to the party ring the pattern of lines you can see on the back.
Step 4- We repeated this another four times until we had five cooked biscuits. For recycling purposes we discovered four holes make a whole. In other words, we used the trimmings of the hexagon hole to make the fifth biscuit.
The Sugary bit
Earlier we mentioned half of the biscuits are pure sugar, this is not a hoax. To decorate the party rings we covered them in glace icing. Using the icing sugar, a teensy bit of warm water and food colouring in the colours of the olympic rings we had created a monster that would kill you if you ate more than twenty grams of it. But for the green icing we added our own special ingredient (only joking)
But it wouldn’t be a party ring if it didn’t have the stripes. To do this we piped on some white icing and used a skewer to create a feathered effect.
Once the master piece was done we layed them out in the pattern of the olympic rings. To make sure they were safe someone had to try them but unfortunately they are still recovering from sugar rush. Each biscuit weighed in at just over a kilo whereas the original party ring weighs five grams, that’s two hundred and eight times bigger. Our party ring’s diameter was thirty two centi-metres whereas the original party ring has a diameter of four centi-metres.