Easter Biscuits

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Easter Biscuits

Ingredients

100g/8oz softened butter
75g/6oz caster sugar
1 large free-range egg yolk
200g/14oz plain flour, plus extra for flouring
1 level tsp mixed spice
1 level tsp ground cinnamon
2-4 tbsp milk

Icing
1-2 tsp lemon juice
250g/9oz icing sugar
about 2 tbsp cold water
different coloured food colouring

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking parchment.

Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolk.

Sieve in the flour and spices and add enough milk to give a fairly soft dough.

Bring together, using your hands.

Knead the biscuit dough mixture lightly on a lightly floured work surface.

Using a rolling pin roll the dough out to a thickness of 5mm.

Cut out your Easter biscuits using a variety of shaped cutters.

Place the biscuit shapes on the prepared baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

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

To make the icing, pass one teaspoon of lemon juice through a small, fine sieve, to remove any pips or bits.

Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice, and then add one-two tablespoons of water, adding it a little by little, until you have a relatively stiff but smooth icing.

Divide the icing into separate bowls and mix in food colourings of your choice, until you achieve the desired shade.

Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe your decorations onto the biscuits.

 Products Used

MASTER CLASS PROFESSIONAL GASTRONOM BAKING TRAY

HOME MADE TRADITIONAL STONEWARE 34.5CM MIXING BOWL

KITCHEN CRAFT TINNED 16CM CONICAL SIEVE

KITCHEN CRAFT BEECH WOOD REVOLVING 44CM ROLLING PIN

LET’S MAKE FLOWER 3D COOKIE CUTTER

LET’S MAKE EASTER EGG 3D COOKIE CUTTER

SWEETLY DOES IT SET OF 3 EASTER COOKIE CUTTERS

KITCHEN CRAFT 8.5CM CARROT SHAPED COOKIE CUTTER

KITCHEN CRAFT NON-STICK THREE TIER COOLING RACK

KITCHEN CRAFT TINNED 7CM ROUND SIEVE

SWEETLY DOES IT ICING BAG 23CM