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Friday Food: Easter Egg Biscuits

An easter egg biscuitI was browsing The Pinterest, as I am wont to do, and I saw these cute and clever biscuits. The recipe was in German, and the Google Translate was not terribly helpful, so I went with what I thought would work. After baking these, I think they would be better covered in some white fondant or plain glace icing for easy transport, but they work really well with sifted icing sugar if they are staying home to be eaten.

I used my Kiss Biscuit recipe and added the zest of a lemon, or it could be an orange, whilst creaming the butter and sugar. Any plain sweet biscuit dough should work. Though I only baked a few biscuits, using maths, I think the Kiss Biscuit dough could make up to 40 paired Easter Egg Biscuits. I filled these with bought lemon curd: we have a new puppy, I can't do puppies and curd. I think other fillings could be marmalade or apricot jam, even a light caramel. I have included a clicky link to my lemon curd recipe in the ingredients below. If you don't have a new puppy, it is a good one to try.

I had a nice new Easter Egg biscuit cutter but I didn't have a small circle cutter. I used the lid from my Lemon Barley cordial bottle. I cut the circles from the biscuits after they had been in the fridge chilling. I found it easier to keep the circles very circular with the chilled dough.

The biscuits keep for at least a week, unfilled, in an airtight container in a cupboard. Filled, they last a day or two, depending on how squooshy you like them.

 

Easter Egg Biscuits   makes up to 40 paired biscuits

 

Make the biscuit dough following the recipe, but add the lemon zest at the creaming stage.

Zesty dough

After chilling in the fridge for 30 minutes, cut off about 1/4 of the dough, knead briefly, and form into a disc. Roll out evenly to a 3mm thickness and cut out the Easter Egg shapes. Place carefully on a tray lined with baking paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes. This helps the biscuits hold their shape when they bake.

Refrigerate and bake

Preheat the oven to 180*C when the biscuits go in to the fridge to chill. Cut out the holes and then bake for 12 minutes, turning the trays half way through. Do not nurse The Puppy and ignore the timer, my biscuits are a little too cooked for my liking, but sifted icing sugar covers a multitude of sins. Place on a rack and cool completely.

Curd and sift

Match up the biscuits, a base with a holey biscuit. Spread the base (the intact biscuit) with lemon curd. Sift icing sugar over the holey biscuits and then gently join to two together.

Happy Easter Biscuits!!!

Easter egg biscuits

Comments

Dennis the Vizsla

hello 2paw its dennis the vizsla dog hay dada sez he must hav ben in kalifornya for too long becuz the first thing he thawt wuz avocado!!! ok bye

mrspao

They look delicious :) I might have to make some for Easter presents!

Cakelaw

Aww, these are so cute. I have to agree that Google translate gives some pretty wild results - you have to translate the translation.

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