Recipe: Traditional Easter Biscuits

Article by Katie Watson April 17, 2019

The Finished Product © Katie Watson

Create these delicate and sweet Easter biscuits – a traditional treat which takes both less than 30 minutes to prepare, and makes a wonderful gift to share amongst friends and family.

Makes 15 biscuits (varies according to cutter size)


110g caster sugar, extra for dusting
110g butter at room temperature
1 free-range egg, separated
225g plain flour
A generous pinch of mixed spice
55g currants
30g candied peel
3tsp milk


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 160°C and line a baking tray or two or with greaseproof paper, depending on their size.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until it appears light and fluffy. Beat the egg yolk until the mixture is well combined (make sure you keep the egg white for later).
  3. Fold the flour into the mixture then stir in the mixed spice, currants and candied peel. Stir in enough milk to create a firm dough.
  4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and cut the biscuits using a fluted cutter. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Take the biscuits out the oven and brush with reserved egg white, sprinkle with sugar and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until they look a muted golden-brown.
  6. Set aside the biscuits from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  7. Serve and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee!

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The Baking Process © Katie Watson


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