April 15, 2011

Fantastic Friday Food: Easter Bunny Biscuits!

Easter for me is a bit of a foodie holiday - way more relaxed than Christmas we like to have a big Sunday roast - normally a leg of lamb and then an indulgent pudding and lots of Easter eggs! Yummy!

Anyway if you're with the family this Easter and not cooking - I thought these Easter Bunny Biscuits would be lovely to give as a gift to the host or just to make yourself with the kiddies.


Waitrose

Here's the recipe!  (from Waitrose)

125g softened butter

75g caster sugar, plus 1-2 tbsp for sprinkling

1 egg, separated

200g plain flour, sifted

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp mixed spice

Zest of 1 lemon

75g currants

2 tbsp milk

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together, using a wooden spoon or electric hand whisk, until pale and fluffy.

2.Beat in the egg yolk, reserving the white. Then, using a round-bladed knife, gently stir in the sifted flour, spices, lemon zest and currants. Gradually stir in the milk until the dough starts to come together – you may need slightly less, or a little more, milk.

3.Tip the dough onto a lightly floured worktop and knead gently until smooth. Roll out to about 5mm thick then cut out the biscuits using a rabbit-shaped cutter, a 7.5cm round cutter, or shape of your choice.

4.Place the biscuits on 2-3 greased baking trays and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Whisk the reserved egg white very slightly, brush lightly over the biscuits then sprinkle with sugar. Return to the oven for a further 5 minutes, until just golden. Remove and place on a cooling rack

Happy Weekend all!

Rachie xo

3 lovely comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That's it - I've decided, I need to do some baking this weekend! Looking forward to our dinner date on Monday! xo

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my! how cute are these? love that they are in bunny form, my mouth is soo watering now!!

Mandi @ Interior Design Musings said...

They are precious!! I'm not sure I would want to eat them. Just put them on display in my kitchen. Too cute to eat.