Another treat at this time of year is Easter Biscuits . There are dozens of recipes for these little treats, but this is the same recipe I was taught 45 years ago in school, and they taste as good making them today as then – so if your bored children enjoy being creative and eating biscuits, get the children cooking and have a go together.
– Use a wooden spoon or electric whisk to beat together 75g caster sugar with 100g butter.
– Once light and fluffy fold in 200g of plain flour and a good pinch of salt with a generous teaspoon of mixed spice and 50g of currants.
– Place the dough on a floured board and knead until smooth. Then roll out and cut into rounds using a 7cm fluted cutter – or whatever you have as a template.
– Place on a greased baking tray and cook for about 8 minutes at 180’c. Do watch them though – as they can burn quickly. Cool. and really devour!
Of course if you are short on any of the ingredients you can tweak the flavours to what ever you can find in your cupboards… pecans, walnuts, diced apple, cherries or for a special treat chocolate chips.