Vintage biscuit tin love & shortbread hearts

19 Aug

How stunning is this tin?!



As soon as I saw it my heart fluttered a little. The design, colours & birds are so beautiful. I didn’t realise until I got home that it’s a Peek, Frean & Co tin. Not knowing anything about them I did a quick search & found out they produced biscuit & other confectionary. Established in 1857 in Bermondsey, London. They introduced their first cream sandwich biscuit in 1910, which we know today as the Bourbon. I was amazed to see how many different types of tins they produced & how collectible they are. On the back of mine says ‘By appointment to the late King George VI’ which dates it to the 1950’s…..amazing!

I wondered how long it had been since it was filled with delicious biscuits….I didn’t want it to be lonely so made it some shortbread hearts : )
-125g unsalted butter
– 55g caster sugar
– 180g plain flour

1. Heat oven to 180c.
2. Beat the butter & sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour until you get a paste like ball.
3. Empty onto a floured surface & roll to 1cm thick.
4. Make heart shapes using a cookie cutter.
5. Place them onto a nonstick baking tray & put in the fridge for 20mins.
6. Take out of the fridge & bake in the oven for 15mins.
7. When ready, take out of the oven, leave to cool & sprinkle sugar over them.
8. Eat & enjoy



P.S Biscuit tins are my new obsession : )


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