Easter Biscuits

A good biscuit is an excellent thing. Golden brown, buttery and crisp makes a good biscuit for me. I discovered this recipe when rifling through recipes with my Nana. It seems fitting to make Easter biscuits at this time of year! They are so easy to make, wonderfully simple and have lovely subtle flavours.

Biscuit mix
To make your own Easter biscuits you will need:
75g margarine
75g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
1 egg split into yolk and white
Zest of 1 lemon
Pinch of cinnamon
25g currants

Cream the margarine and sugar together in a bowl until smooth and then mix in the egg yolk. Sift the flour and cinnamon into the margarine mix and stir in.

Easter biscuits before baking

Add the currants and lemon zest and bring the biscuit mix together into a ball. You might need your hands for this bit! Dust a surface with flour and roll the biscuit mix out until about 1/2 a centimetre thick. Cut the biscuits out with a fluted biscuit cutter (Nana says they must not be plain edged!) and put each one onto a greased baking tray.

Easter biscuits baked

Brush the top of each biscuit with the egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. When done, put on a wire rack to cool. They won’t be around for long!

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Comments

  1. says

    Mmh, homemade biscuits. They look great. Have you tried that oil they sell in chemists? is it cassia? I’m sure my nan used to put those in her own easter bsicuits

  2. says

    They look so thin and dainty before you bake them. It’s a nice change from all the other Easter recipes that are around at the moment.

  3. says

    This is a nice change from classic Easter dishes! I like that you call them biscuits too. That is what we call them in Turkey as well but everything is “cookie” here in the US. I always misunderstood people when they wanted me to eat biscuits here in the South and was very disappointed when I saw bread 🙂

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