Bake something light

This month we challenged food artist Lucy Whitaker to bake us something light. Lucy creates sweet and savoury edible sculptures for a living. But sometimes, she says, the simple recipes are the best. See her great idea below!

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Perfect with a cup of tea

Here, Lucy shows us how to make her favourite dairy-free Vanilla and Coconut Biscuits. She says they are perfect with a cup of tea in the winter and contain less calories than many other sweet snacks.

Try using different colour icing and different shape cookie cookers to suit any occasion.


  • 90g Trex
  • 112g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 220g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp tinned coconut milk
  • 200g fondant icing

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together to form a dough, if the mixture is too crumbly add a drop more coconut milk to combine everything together.

Step 2

Roll out the dough and cut out with cookie cutters. Will make 12-15 biscuits.  

Bake at 180°C for 12-15 minutes till a light golden colour.

Step 3

Once biscuits are cooled roll out some fondant icing and cut out using the same cookie cutters used it the biscuits.

Step 4

Gently wet the back of the icing shape to make it sticky and press onto the biscuit.

Lucy's Top Tips

  • If the dough feels a bit sticky, wrap it in baking paper and chill in the fridge to make it firm.
  • Using kitchen paper, spread a fine layer of Trex on the surface before rolling out fondant icing to stop it sticking to the surface.
  • Biscuits spread a little in the oven so make sure you leave space between each shape.