Easter Baking – Iced Biscuits

So this year, we are spending Easter with Tom’s family, which I’m very excited about as it’ll be the first time I have done so. Today I have spent lots of hours in the kitchen, attempting to bake some Easter goodies for tomorrow’s celebrations. I decided on biscuits as they are quick to make, inexpensive and relatively simple. I bought some ‘Easter Cutters’ in the shapes of bunnies, chicks, lambs and eggs from Lakeland, as well as new Wilton food colouring and some Easter decor which we will put up tomorrow (if the weather behaves itself, that is!).

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Tom and I went ahead and made Easter Baskets for the little ones (which we will share on the blog next week); they are still very young and we didn’t believe Easter Eggs were as appropriate for the age group, plus our niece has a few allergies (including a milk/dairy allergy), therefore chocolate and the typical Easter goodies are off limits for her, so we wanted to do presents that they all could enjoy together.

Iced Biscuits Ingredients:

100g unsalted butter (softened) / I replaced normal butter with Vitalite ‘butter’ which is dairy free for Elsie’s biscuits

100g caster sugar

1 medium free range egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

275g plain flour

To Decorate:

Icing sugar

Water

Food colouring (I didn’t use colouring for the dairy free biscuits)

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Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5 and line baking trays with greaseproof paper

2. Cream the butter and the sugar together

3. Beat the egg and the vanilla sugar, then add to the butter and sugar, little by little, until fully combined

4. Stir in the flour, and mix until becomes a dough

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5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface

6. Cut out the biscuits with chosen cutters and place onto the lined baking trays

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7. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes (until a pale golden brown colour)

8. Set aside to cool and harden, move to a wire rack after about 5 minutes to cool further

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9. Ice the biscuits however you wish!

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I got the recipe from BBC Food, it’s really simple and the biscuits taste delicious! I’ve never been fantastic at decorating unfortunately, so I can only apologise for my amateur-looking iced biscuits, however, they are really very sweet and I’ve added them to the easter baskets for the kiddies who I doubt will be judging my icing skills!

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Have a lovely Easter everyone and thanks again for visiting All The World Blog! Let me know if you bake anything delicious for Easter, you know I love to hear your stories!

Much love,

Jessica Xx

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