Tearoom Treats: Mack Snacks

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Did you know that some of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Tearooms are stored in the Glasgow Museum store at Kelvin Hall? To celebrate this, we’re starting a new series showing you some simple sweet Tearoom Treats you can make at home as a family. First up - Mack Snacks!

You will need:

  • Plain biscuits – rich tea or digestive are perfect
  • Icing sugar
  • Jam
  • Black food colouring
  • A piping bag – either a disposable one, or if you’re feeling crafty, you can make one out of greaseproof paper!

Make up some white icing, so it’s thick enough to spread. Ice the top of your biscuits and leave to dry. Keep any remaining icing and colour it black. Now you’re going to pipe your Mack design onto the biscuit – you can use the photo of the Mackintosh chairs for inspiration or do some of your own research on Mackintosh designs. 

Put the black icing into a piping bag. Trim the tip off the bag  - not too much as you want to pipe thin lines. Have a practice on some greaseproof paper to pipe some lines and squares before trying it on your biscuit. 

After you’ve finished piping your design, take a plain biscuit from the packet, spread some jam on it and sandwich it together with the decorated biscuit. You could wait until it dries to eat it, but we couldn’t wait that long! 

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