Easter will look a lot different for us all this year. We’ll be celebrating with our families over FaceTime and Zoom instead of hosting large egg hunts in our backyards. Things will look different for the royal family too as they all remain in self-isolation, but the Queen and her pastry chefs are keeping one royal tradition alive and well this year: her favorite Spiced Easter Biscuits.
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The Royal pastry chefs are excited to share their 'Spiced Easter Biscuits' recipe with you to enjoy over the Easter weekend. 🐰🐥 Chefs hats at the ready, let us see your creations by tagging #RoyalBakes! Find the full recipe and method below: Biscuit base: 350g plain flour 5g bicarbonate of soda 10g ground ginger 5g cinnamon 125g unsalted butter 175g light soft brown sugar 1 egg 60g golden syrup Icing: 2 egg whites 600g icing sugar Food colouring of your choice! Biscuit Method: • Preheat the oven to 170 C // 340 F • Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl • Add the diced butter and mix until a crumb texture • Add the sugar • Once all of the above is combined, add the egg and golden syrup • Mix until a dough is formed • Roll the dough to a thickness of 5mm • Use biscuit cutters or a paper pattern to cut into desired shape • Place the biscuits on a non-stick mat, or parchment paper and bake on the middle shelf for 12-15 minutes • Bake until the biscuits maintain their shape when touched and are golden in colour • Cool completely before icing Icing Method: • Add 1 egg white to 600g of icing sugar and beat until smooth • The icing should pipe smoothly and be able to hold when piped as a line • To cover all the biscuits with icing add extra egg white to thin the mixture • Decorate and enjoy! #Easter #EasterBunny
Queen Elizabeth’s pastry chefs shared the recipe and a how-to video on Instagram this morning. “The Royal pastry chefs are excited to share their ‘Spiced Easter Biscuits’ recipe with you to enjoy over the Easter weekend,” the caption explains.
The recipe calls for all of the usual cookie ingredients, but the real flavor comes from the 10 grams of ground ginger. The heat from the ginger makes these little biscuits just the right amount of spicy and sweet.
The icing is also pretty simple — it’s just three ingredients: egg whites, icing sugar and food coloring. You can make these cookies in all kinds of beautiful spring hues.
If you’re looking for some dessert ideas to make with your kids this weekend, this sounds like a great one! It’s surprisingly simple and kids will have a blast decorating all of the bunnies and Easter eggs.