How To Bake Lucky Rugby Biscuits #WearTheRose

O2 Rose Army member Val bakes a mean batch of Lucky Rugby Biscuits for matchdays to support the England Rugby Team. Check out the results in this video, and learn how to bake them with the full instructions below.


For the biscuits:

  • 175g plain flour
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 60g granulated sugar
  • 60g salted butter, diced
  • 60g golden syrup
  • 1 small egg, lightly beaten (or half a large)

Basic royal icing:

  • 90ml water
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 15g egg white powder (or two egg whites and no water)
  • blue food colouring 


  1. In a bowl, add both types of flour (self-raising and plain) with sugar.
  2. Dice the butter into small cubes and add to the bowl.  Rub the ingredients together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Now add the golden syrup and 1 egg which has been slightly beaten.
  4. Kneed all ingredients together until it forms a dough-like texture.
  5. On grease-proof paper, roll out the dough to around 5mm thickness.
  6. Pop the rolled out dough into a baking tray, on grease proof paper, and put in the fridge to harden up a little. 
  7. Now it’s time to cut out your biscuits into rugby shirts! Keep re-rolling the dough to make multiple shirts until you’ve used as much of the dough as possible.
  8. At the biscuits back to the baking tray and put in the oven on 170 degrees (for a fan oven, others may vary) for around 15 minutes, but keep checking on them!
  9. Once the biscuits are a lovely golden colour, take them out the over and let them cool.
  10. To make the icing, put water in large bowl and sift in the icing sugar and egg white powder.   Mix all the ingredients together (if using an electric mixer keep the bowl covered to avoid a mess!) Mix until the mix has the consistency of toothpaste.
  11. Add the icing to either a bottle or a small piping bag and begin to design your shirts! Piping the white icing as the base of the England shirt, starting around the edge of the biscuit first to make the outline.  Let the outlined icing set for 5-10 mins.
  12. Whilst waiting, add some icing to a smaller bowl which will later be used for creating the O2 logo.
  13. ‘Boost’ the main bowl of icing a little more by making it to a custard-consistency by adding water and fill in the rest of the biscuits to finish the shirt’s base.
  14. Wear The Rose; make sure your biscuit shirts are wearing the rose; either design a rose out of icing sugar (if you can!) with some red food colouring, or print out some roses on red sugar paper.
  15. With the smaller bowl of icing sugar, add blue food colouring until it resembles the O2 logo, and add to your biscuit.

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