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Simple Easter Biscuits

This recipe is in categories Baking, Party food, Picnic, Snacks
About this recipe
Healthiness : (67 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Number of servings: 8-12
This is a vegetarian recipe

A simple Easter recipe that all the family can join in and make
  • 85g (3½oz) sugar
  • 85g (3½oz) butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 45g (1¾ oz) currants (optional)
  • ½ x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) mixed spice
  • 170g (6½oz) plain flour
  • Small amount of milk (if required)
  • a pinch of salt
  • Weighing Scales
  • Teaspoon
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Fork
  • Cutter
  • Baking Tray
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Wire Rack
Making and cooking it
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  1. Pre heat oven to 200°C/400°f/Gas Mark 6
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter
  3. Beat in the egg and add, a little at a time, the currants (optional) and other dry ingredients
  4. Mix to a stiff dough, using a little milk if the dough is too stiff.
  5. Roll out on a floured surface to about 3mm (1/8") thickness
  6. Prick all over (using fork)
  7. Cut into rounds using a 7.5cm (3") round crinkly biscuit cutter (or the top of a cup if no cutters are available)
  8. Grease a baking tray
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes until they are lightly coloured
  10. Take out of the oven, leave for 1 minute, then place biscuits on a wire rack until cold and crisp
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Name: Liz 15th December 2012
These are great for Xmas too, forget the currants, use Christmas shaped cutters and decorate with coloured icing for a fantastic Christmas treat.
Name: Oisin 7th April 2012
They are really nice this is my 4 th time making them:)
Name: Margaret 6th April 2012
Made these with my son as part of his homework project. They were delicious - light and slightly crispy and full of flavour.
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