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Easter Ginger Biscuits by Billington's

Quick and easy

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  • Vegetarian

About the bake

These beautifully iced Easter biscuits would make a great gift for friends and family as an alternative to a chocolate egg. The combination of ginger and unrefined golden caster sugar give them a wonderful flavoursome crunch, perfect for any spring time celebration.

115Total Time
1Prep Time
15Bake Time
40Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170ºC (150ºC fan/gas mark 3).

  2. Step 2:

    Place the butter, treacle, golden syrup and golden caster sugar in a pan and heat gently until the butter melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

  3. Step 3:

    In a large bowl, mix together the flour and spices, then pour the sugar mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

  4. Step 4:

    Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda into the milk and add to the bowl. Combine to make dough, adding a little more milk if necessary. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Step 5:

    Roll out the dough on a surface that is lightly dusted with flour and cut out desired shapes using the cutters. Transfer onto the baking sheets, slightly spaced apart and bake for 10-15 minutes.

  6. Step 6:

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

  7. Step 7:

    Mix the golden icing sugar with a drop of food colouring just enough water to form a stiff glacé icing. Fill the piping bag and carefully pipe your decoration onto the biscuits. Allow to dry.

     

    If you love baking for Easter, try our Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • For the Biscuits

    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 125g Butter (unsalted)
    • 2 tbsp Black treacle
    • 2 tbsp Golden syrup
    • 450g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 1 tbsp Ginger (ground)
    • 1 tsp Mixed spice
    • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tbsp Milk (whole)
  • For the Decoration

    • 200g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 3 Food colouring (pastel shades)

Utensils

  • Pan
  • Bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Piping bag

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