Easter is certainly time for family, and how better to spend it than getting a bit messy in the kitchen and baking some delicious treats together? We have come up with an easy-peasy biscuit recipe that will leave you having lots of fun over the Easter weekend.
Makes 20 biscuits:
200g plain flour
100g caster sugar
1 lemon, finely grated zest only
200g butter, cold
300g ready-to-roll icing
2 food colouring, we used pink and yellow
1 pack writing icing pens
Here’s where you can purchase ingredients for your Iced Easter Biscuits:
Prepare Ahead: Put the butter in the freezer for 30 minutes to make it easier to grate.
Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, then stir in the semolina, sugar and lemon zest.
Coarsely grate the butter into the bowl. Rub into the flour mixture and bring together so it forms a ball. Roll out on a lightly-floured surface and, using cutters or a template, cut out 20 egg-shaped biscuits.
Lift on to parchment-lined baking trays, set well apart and bake for 18-20 minutes until pale golden. Cool on the tray for 10 minutes then transfer the biscuits to a rack to cool completely.
Colour the icing by kneading in a few drops of food colouring then thinly roll out on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Use the same cutters you used for the biscuits to stamp out identical shapes in icing. Stick the icing on to the biscuits with a dot of writing icing. Press down and smooth out.
Draw on patterns with the icing pens.
Watch our video:
Five moderately sized Easter eggs are a much better sight than one £10 egg that has a nice box but little more than that.
Thankfully, there’s a wide range of branded Easter Eggs that mean you don’t have to break the bank for one day’s indulgence!