Make enough star-shaped biscuits for the whole congregation and give them out at the end of the service – or give each person two biscuits, one for themselves and one to give away. This way the Epiphany light is being handed on into the community.
Oven Temperature 350ºF 180ºC Gas Mark 4
100g (4oz) butter or margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
200g (8oz) plain flour
1tsp powdered cinnamon or mixed spice (optional)
Grease 2 baking trays. Cream the butter or margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the egg a little at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the flour (and spice) and mix to a fairly firm dough. Knead lightly and roll out 0.5cm (¼ inch) thick on a floured board. Use biscuit star cutters to cut shapes out. Lift onto the greased trays and bake in the top of the oven for 15-20 minutes until firm and very lightly browned. Leave on the trays to cool for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks.
This makes about 25 biscuits.