Easter Biscuits – Willey’s Weekly Bake 188

 

 

This weeks bake is an easter themed usually I would do some kind of hot cross bun the week before or close to Easter but as it’s just Jake and I stuck in we would never get through them all. These biscuits are easy and are lovely with or without icing, they would be great to make with kids too!

Ingredients

  • 100g Butter
  • 75g Caster sugar
  • 1 drop of vanilla bean paste
  • 1 Whole lemon
  • 200g Plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
  • 1-2tsp Milk
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1t
  • 250g Icing sugar

Method 

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line two baking trays with teflon sheets or baking paper.
  2. Make the biscuit dough by creaming together the butter the sugar until light and fluffy. IMG_7148
  3. Then add the flour, egg yolk, vanilla paste and nutmeg and grate the zest of a lemon  and beat until it comes together. It might be a little dry so add the milk until it comes together.
  4. Then put in the fridge and leave to harden slightly so it is less sticky for 30 minutes.
  5. The roll out the dough until 0.5cm thick then use the cutters to cut the cookies.
  6. Then place on baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.
  7. Leave the biscuits to cool on a wire rack and make the icing.
  8. Make the icing by using the juice of the lemon and sifting the icing sugar into a bowl, use gel/paste food colouring as this then does not alter the liquid consistency.
  9. Make the icing thicker than you think then fill in pipping bags. Pipe the outside of the biscuits first then using the flooding method to fill the middle.

     

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