A Basic Biscuit Recipe; Easter Baking Is Fun and Easy

http://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/easter-biscuits.htmlMake the most of Easter and family time this week with this basic biscuit recipe. Fun and easy to make; these Easter egg inspired treats will allow the family to put their icing skills to good use. 

After baking, keep these biscuits in a sealed tin and enjoy as a tasty snack for 1-2 weeks. 

Serves: 18

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

What you’ll need: 

  • 200g butter, at room temperature
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 400g plain flour
  • To decorate
  • 250g royal icing sugar
  • assorted food colourings

What to do: 

  • Place the butter in a large mixing bowl with the caster sugar. Using a wooden spoon beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg until well mixed, then gradually add the flour. Use your hands to bring the mixture together to a stiff dough. Gather into a ball and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan160°C. Roll out the dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour until it’s the thickness of a £1 coin. Using an oval cutter (or a cardboard egg-shaped template), cut out egg-shaped biscuits, using rolled out trimmings to make more. Place on baking trays and bake in the oven for 6-10 minutes, depending on size, until just golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the baking tray to cool completely.
  • To decorate, make up the icing as directed on the packet. Divide between 3-4 bowls adding a little food colouring to each bowl. Place the mixture into piping bags and decorate biscuits as liked – kids may like to use sprinkles or sweets too.

Recipe by Tesco 

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