Continuing our theme of the World Cup, what better way to celebrate than to make football cookies? Delicious, even if you aren't quite a fan! Just put it this way, you may hate football but at least you can eat all of these goodies while it is on.
First of all, flour a surface and pop your Gookie Dough onto it. Roll or flatten out as much as possible and then take a circular cookie cutter of your chosen size to cut out circles of the dough. Then pop them onto a tray and bake in the oven for 12 minutes on 170 degrees or until they're just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Next, mix your sugar and milk a bowl until it is smooth. Stir in your corn syrup until the icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing appears too thick then add a small amount of extra corn syrup. Divide the mixture in half. Leave one-half white for the background and then the other half stir in the black food colouring until it is well blended.
Ice the cookies with the white icing and then place six small circles of black icing on each cookie. Take a toothpick and pull the black icing out to form five curved lines. Let the cookies set and voila.
You shoot and you score with these perfect mini treats. What better way to adapt your Gookie Dough?! *Recipe guidance from mccormick.com*
As we all know, football has well and truly landed and we welcomed the world cup with pride. In all honesty, we know that England will be sent home within the next few weeks (football isn't our strong point), but it doesn't mean that we can't enjoy the food that comes along with the occasion. Here are a few famous dishes from around the world that you should savour.
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Senegal with their Yassa Chicken
A gorgeous slow-cooked chicken with caramelised onions with a gorgeous onion gravy. Maybe it's another name for a fancy casserole? Either way sounds pretty delicious to us!
Poland with their Pierogi
Pierogi is another word for dumplings and can be filled with anything you fancy. Whether this is sweet or savoury. Their basically the sister of the famous pancake. Whether this be Nutella and strawberries or you want to go more Polish with the classic options which are potatoes, cheese and mushrooms. Or, combine with the English tradition and pop with a stew.
Germany with their Pretzels
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Say no more, do these even need explaining? Pretzels are all kinds of yummy. Add Gookie Dough to the mix and you've got a 'match' made in heaven. Pardon the pun.
Serbia with their Sarma
Sarma is cabbage rolls. Now, cabbage is a love or hate taste with a lot of people but maybe this dish will change your mind. You see, these cabbage rolls are extremely crispy and filled with beef and bacon, surely that's tempting? It's like a sausage roll but without the pastry?!
Sweden with their Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are literally potatoes sliced but not all the way down so they're still a whole potato. Get my drift? They've been a major food trend recently and when loaded with cheese, bacon, onions or pulled meat, they're divine.
Australia with their Aussie Burger
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Ah, Aussie. Forever being extremely creative when it comes to naming. So, what's so special about this form of burger? Maybe it's due to the pickled beets and grilled pineapple along with a fried egg. Weird combination. However, the real question is, DOES PINEAPPLE BELONG ON A BURGER?! Let the debate begin.
Peru with their Lomo Saltado
This one looks delightful, especially if you're a stir-fry fan with all of the veggies! Peru, we thank you for this dish of mouthwatering beef along with onions and french fries. Definitely a new take on stir-fry, but one we're happy with!
What dish will you be exploring during the World Cup? Try something new! *Help from Buzzfeed Food*