22 March 2012

Adidas Original Biscuits

Once I saw these on ebay, I turned into a little princess. I had to get them, the bidding turned out of control, and after paying an arm and a leg, I finally got this little box of treasure back to the house. How cute are they!? Imagining the possibilities with these cutters blew my mind! One of my favourite brands combined with food, it's like a dream. You can see how original I get with these, as there will be a whole category on the blog dedicated to how I use them.

'Original Album Classics' By RUN-DMC

I couldn't think of a better album to fit these funky, fresh biscuits.

Biscuits. Oh yes, a buttery and crumbly texture is what I need with a good cup of chai. There's nothing like dipping the biscuit in for less than a minute then catching it in your mouth, before it disintegrates in your mug. That's the beauty of the biscuit - right there. My all time favourite is the digestive, it's wholesome flavour would bless my chai. It got so bad my mum said I was only allowed two for every mug! The digestive dipping also got to a point when I forgot to actually drink the chai, because there was so many smashed digestives at the bottom of the mug, and a teaspoon was used to scoop up the biscuit tea porridge: loved that.

Let me inform you that Adidas originals is a brand which will always have a place in my wardrobe. Walking into one of their stores is incredibly dangerous, its similar to when I smell fresh bread, the senses heighten and I feel a rush of adrenalin that can only be calmed after exhausting the credit card.

The biscuit above is not a digestive but a Breton butter biscuit which I also adore, and one of my favourite biscuit recipe's to work with. Holding an original cutter in the palm of my hand, I knew I had to step up a level with my creativity.

▶ Recipe for 20 - 50 biscuits (depending on the size of cookie cutter)


375g plain flour (13oz)
200g soft butter (70z)
150g caster sugar (5oz)
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract


: Rub the butter in with the flour and sugar, until it resembles breadcrumbs.
: Pour in the vanilla extract and egg.
: Tip the whole bowl upside down on a clean work surface, and work both hands into the dough. When you have formed a soft ball, then it's done.
: Cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
: Preheat oven to 170°c.
: Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough (about 4mm thick) with a baker's rolling pin.
: Press down firmly with the cutter and place each biscuit about 2cm apart on a lined baking tray.
: Bake for 20 minutes. Making sure they are not too brown, otherwise they will be rock hard. Look for a golden colour.
: Peel off carefully and place on a cooling rack.
: Once completely cold, then they are ready to decorate.


You would never have guessed...

Adi Dassler's was trained as baker as well as a cobbler, but instead turned his kneading power to be the founder of the German sportswear company 'Adidas', this started by making his own sports shoes in his mums laundry room. Imagine if he focused on baking, the food world would be flipped over as fast as a hot pancake.
Adi had a brother called Rudolf and unfortunately thanks to Adolf Hitler, both brothers went their separate ways and Rudolf created PUMA. Adi continued to make shoes and supply them to major sporting events, changing the brand name so it was similar to his. Might give that a go with my own name. 

Would like to say a big thank you to Callum for making me aware of these retro cutters. Definitely biscuits, macaroons or even original sandwiches coming your way.x

Favourite Song:

ê 'My Adidas' By RUN-DMC

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