April 17, 2014

a cake for the weekend :: Easter biscuits

Easter Biscuits :: Circle of Pine Trees

The Easter weekend is a bumper time for baking. There are so many lovely treats at this time of year. I’ve been baking Hot Cross Buns for a few years now, with limited success but since my Hobbs House masterclass, I am infinitely more confident when it comes to baking bread. This year, as one of my #52loavesproject bakes, I followed the Baker Brothers’ recipe, and ended up with a batch of buns to be proud of!

 

 

Making Easter Biscuits :: Circle of Pine Trees

Easter Biscuits :: Circle of Pine Trees

On Easter Sunday, I usually indulge in a chocolate nest cake, but in the days beforehand, it’s good to have some Easter biscuits in the tin, ready to be nibbled with a cup of tea. Buoyed by my hot cross bun success, I used the Easter biscuit recipe from the Fabulous Baker Brothers book. It’s a beautifully simple recipe, made using the traditional Cassia oil (although you can substitute mixed spice). Crumbly, buttery, currant-studded, with a caster sugar crunch. Most of this batch went with us on a picnic, to be eaten from an enamel plate, on a blanket, in a field of dandelions. What could be more perfectly spring-like than that?

 

10 thoughts on “a cake for the weekend :: Easter biscuits

  1. Leanne

    I baked Easter biscuit yesterday with Pops. We also made shortbread and used our chick, bunny and egg cutters. They were all gone by this evening.
    Leanne xx

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  2. Leanne

    I baked Easter biscuit yesterday with Pops. We also made shortbread and used our chick, bunny and egg cutters. They were all gone by this evening.
    Leanne xx

    Reply
  3. CJ

    The picnic sounds wonderful. I think we might have our first one of the year this weekend. I really like the sound of the Hobbs House Bakery hot cross buns.

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