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Biscuits in the shape of Easter eggs and bunnies tied together in a cellophane and a ribbon Tried & Tested

Easter biscuits

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These are perfect to make with the children and are ideal presents. Just pop a few into some cellophane bags and tie the tops with some coloured ribbon.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:16
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • ½tsp ½tsp Mixed spice
  • ¼tsp ¼tsp Cinnamon
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Currants plus extra for decorating
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Mixed peel plus extra for decorating
  • 1 1 Egg white(s) (free range) lightly beaten
  • Unrefined demerara sugar for decorating (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk, or a wooden spoon.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Beat in the egg followed by the remaining ingredients apart from the egg white and Demerara sugar, to make a fairly soft dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • ½tsp ½tsp Mixed spice
    • ¼tsp ¼tsp Cinnamon
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Currants plus extra for decorating
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Mixed peel plus extra for decorating
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Turn the dough on to a floured surface, knead lightly until just smooth, then roll out on a lightly floured work surface to about 5mm thick.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Using Easter shaped cutters, such as egg shapes, bunnies or chicks, cut the dough out into shapes. Re-roll and repeat until all the dough is used up. Brush each biscuit with egg white and using the extra currants, mixed peel and demerara sugar decorate the biscuits.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg white(s) (free range) lightly beaten
    • Unrefined demerara sugar for decorating (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Transfer the shapes to two lined baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.