Our Baking Blog – Easter Biscuits
Everywhere you go now, all that can be seen are Easter eggs, little fluffy spring chicks and gorgeous yellow daffodils. There is a huge range of super Easter themed recipes to choose from so I thought I would start small with some Easter biscuits.
There are two recipes for you to choose from this week. First are these delicious currant biscuits, which I found on the Hobbs House bakery blog post online (please click on the recipe for a direct link to the recipe). The biscuits are small, crumbly mouthfuls of loveliness!
This is a super recipe to follow; you combine sugar and butter in a mixer – using our stainless-steel beater it only takes a minute!
Then add an egg and beat in, followed by slowly combining the flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Even this I find easiest to do with my KitchenAid mixer, just put it on a low speed and use our beater to mix the flour and spices before removing the dough mixture and kneading in the currants by hand.
Finally roll out your dough mixture until it is 5mm thick (as you can see from my images mine came a little too thick!!) and use a pretty cutter to make your biscuits! Another tip, keep an eye on the biscuits when in the oven, they turn from pale to golden within minutes and you want to retain that crunch without the biscuits colouring too much.
The other recipe that I made this weekend was Mary Berry’s Easter Biscuits. They are gorgeous, light, creamy and have that perfect crunch. Please click for the link to the recipe. Very similar to the Easter biscuits above, simply combine butter and sugar before adding the eggs, flour and spices. The main difference was that in this recipe you only use egg yolks, which I think gives a richer flavour to the biscuit.
Now ideally you would have some perfect Easter cutters – bunnies, eggs etc.. I, unfortunately, had none of these, and so my Easter biscuits are stars and moons! Once baked, allow the biscuits to cool completely on a wire rack before mixing together some icing sugar, a teaspoon of lemon juice and water to make your glace icing. In order to get the different colours, simply split the icing mixture into several smaller batches and add drops of food colouring of your choice.
As always, do let us know or send us photos if you make any of the recipes we feature, we would love to hear from you.
Have a lovely week and happy baking!