With the holidays very much in full swing and Easter just around the corner, now is the time to turn your hands and ideas towards creative adventures to do with your little ones. This delicious Easter biscuit recipe, is simple to make and totally scrummy to eat!!! A win win from all accounts.

what you need…

  • 85g of butter
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 170g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 50g currants
  • 1 egg beaten
  • dash of milk
  • measuring scales
  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • electric whisk
  • wooden mixing spoon
  • rolling pin
  • round cookie cutter

what to do…

  1. preheat the oven to 200c
  2. add the butter and caster sugar to the bowl and blend together
  3. add the lemon zest, plain flour, mixed spice and currants and give it all a good stir
  4. whisk the egg, and pour into the mixture gradually
  5. mix to form a soft dough, a dash of milk maybe needed to help the binding of the dough if too dry
  6. roll out onto a floured surface
  7. using the cookie cutter cut the biscuits and place of a baking tray
  8. place in oven for 10 minutes
  9. remove from oven and sprinkle caster sugar on immediately
  10. leave to cool and then nibble away!!!

into a little dream adventure…

  • originating from the West Country, traditionally these biscuits are made on Easter Sunday and given as a gift to guests
  • stack the biscuits one on top of the other and wrap in cellophane with a gorgeous yellow ribbon to compliment, maybe encourage your child to write a little tag with a ‘made by….’ or ‘Happy Easter’ on it, to give to friends at Easter time
  • explore where these very simple ingredients have come from: eggs, milk, butter, flour, looking at pictures of various animals/grains and matching them to the ingredients