These traditional biscuits are easy to make with the children. Let their imagination go wild with funky colours and Easter shapes.
The recipe is easy to follow and by using Easter themed biscuit cutters and having a selection of food colouring to hand will inspire imaginations.
Makes 16 - 18 biscuits
Prep Time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
A lightly spiced biscuit that is tasty enough to enjoy all year round!
- 115g butter, chopped
- 75g caster sugar
- 1 egg, separated
- 200g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50g currants
- 1 tbsp chopped lemon or mixed peel
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- 4 egg whites
- 900g icing sugar
1. Preheat oven to 200c. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
2. Using the Food Processor (large bowl and dough blade) place all ingredients in bowl, except egg white and milk. Mix. Add sufficient milk to mix to a fairly soft dough.
3. Turn the dough to a floured surface, knead lightly until smooth, then roll out using a floured rolling pin to about 5mm thick. Cut the dough into rounds using your choice of biscuit cutters. Transfer the rounds to prepared sheets and bake for 15-20 mins.
4. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before icing.
5. Place the egg whites into a mixing bowl and add the icing sugar. Whisk for about 5 minutes using the Hand Mixer. Whisk slowly to start with to avoid clouds of icing sugar covering you and your kitchen!
6. Continue whisking until the ingredients form a thick, smooth paste that is bright white in colour and has the consistency of toothpaste.
7. To add colour, just stir in some colour paste until you get the colour you desire. If you are icing a large area, add a little water until you get a runnier consistency.
8. Pipe the icing onto the cooled biscuits using a piping bag. Cut the bag straight across to get a clean icing line. Ice your biscuits take a photo and share.
Enjoy and have a Happy Easter!