Play Mary Berry by using this Easter biscuit recipe

Easter biscuits from Contemporary Cake Design!

Easter biscuits from Contemporary Cake Design! - Credit: Archant

Cheltenham-based company Contemporary Cake Designs share a recipe for traditional Easter biscuits that can be enjoyed at home, bringing out the Mary Berry in all.

Easter biscuits are traditionally given to guests on Easter Sunday; Bee and Xavier Pelloux share their recipe for delicious Easter biscuits to be made at home:

Ingredients needed:

110g/4oz caster sugar,

110g/4oz butter, softened at room temperature

1 egg, separated

225g/8oz plain flour, sieved

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good pinch mixed spice

55g/2oz currants

30g/1oz candied peel

3 tbsp milk

Steps on how to create the perfect Easter biscuits:

Method

• Preheat the oven 160C/325F/Gas 3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper

• Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk until well combined

• Fold the flour into the mixture, then stir in the mixed spice, currants and candied peel. Stir in enough milk to form stiff dough

• Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and cut out the biscuits with cutters. Place onto the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown

• Remove the biscuits from the tray and set aside to cool on a wire rack

Happy Baking!

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Home baking has increased in popularity due to TV programmes such as the Great British Bake Off. Contemporary Cake Design owners, Bee and Xavier Pelloux have made wedding cakes for the stars including Madonna, Paul McCartney and Pierce Brosnan as well as working in Harrods and the Ivy; share their expertise by sharing a recipe for delicious Easter biscuits that can be made at home.

For more information about Contemporary Cake Designs and their creations, visit the website: www.contemporarycakedesigns.com/cakes/chocolate-cakes

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