Step 1: You Will Need...
For the 'Pastry' (this is more like a cookie dough)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
rounded 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter
scant 1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp milk
1 egg white
1 tsp water
marshamallow fluff, dried fruits, different types of chocolate, frangipane, jams, cookie doughs, lemon curd, nut butters, nutella, cinnamon + sugar
For the Glaze
1/2 c powdered sugar
colors/ flavors: cocoa powder, instant coffee, maple extract, cinnamon, almond extract, jam, lemon
things to sprinkle: demerara sugar, coconut, sprinkles, chopped nuts, zest, grated chocolate...
knife (doesn't need to be very sharp)
food processor or medium bowl
2 small bowls
measuring cups and spoons
pastry brush or a thick, very clean paint brush
Step 2: Make the 'pastry'
Blend flours, baking powder, sugar, butter and salt until completely mixed. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time until a dough forms. Wrap in cling film ad refrigerate for 30 minutes at least.
If you're using a bowl:
Place the flours, baking powder, sugar, butter and salt into the bowl. Rub the butter into dry ingredients using your finger tips or a pastry blender until all the butter is blended in, and the mixture has a crumb-like texture. Using a spoon and your hands, stir in the milk, 1 tbsp at a time until a dough forms. Wrap in cling film ad refrigerate for 30 minutes at least.