Monday, 18 March 2013

Easter Biscuits


I know its not Easter for another couple of weeks, but I love the sights and smells of Easter, and the thought that Spring and longer days are almost here. It seems a long time since I made Easter biscuits, I certainly don't remember doing a post about them before. The commercial Easter biscuits are enormous compared to my digestive sized biscuits, but that is just an excuse to have two of them.

Ingredients:
100g butter
75g caster sugar plus a little more for sprinkling on the top
1 egg {separated}
200g plain flour
Either 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon and ground mixed spice or a few drops of Cassia oil
50g currants
30ml {2 tbsp} milk

Oven at 200C you will also need a couple of greased baking trays

Method:
1. Beat the sugar and butter until soft and creamy, then add the egg yolk {reserve the egg white for later}. Beat again. Now I have that JLS song in my head!

2. Sift the flour into the bowl and add the spices and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

3. Add the currants and then the milk gradually. Knead in the bowl until you have a soft dough.

4. Roll onto a floured surface until roughly 1/2cm thick and use a cutter {I sometimes use a glass if I can't find mine}. Place the rounds onto the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.

5. Take the tray out and brush the egg white onto the biscuits, sprinkle with sugar and pop back in the oven for 5 minutes.The biscuits should be lightly golden.

6. Cool on a wire rack.


Enjoy!
Love Mrs Jones x




3 comments:

  1. Went to save the recipe to make for my day out on Saturday.
    Did you mean beat the sugar and butter?
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  2. Yes I did -will amend the recipe! Well spotted Julie x

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