After a lovely long weekend I am definitely not looking forward to go to work today. I would much rather cook and bake and experiment in the kitchen or visit some of my favourite blogs! J Unfortunately I must go to work so I am giving you this easy and old fashioned recipe for biscuits for Easter.
I saw the idea for the cut out and the filling of these biscuits in the latest copy of the Home magazine. The biscuit recipe did not appeal to me so I used my Mother’s old fashioned “Soet koekie” (sweet biscuit) recipe to create this.
The biscuits are spread with Nutella. If you want to make your own Nutella at home, buy a copy of the latest Fresh Living magazine for a recipe.
I will have to remake this before Easter since we ate up everything the past weekend!
- 300g castor sugar
- 250g soft butter
- 2 eggs
- 2.5ml vanilla essence
- 500g cake flour
- 15ml baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- Nutella or 200g chocolate
- Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C and line baking sheets with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
- Add the vanilla essence and mix through.
- Sift the dry ingredients together and fold into the butter mixture. Do not over mix the dough.
- Cover the dough with cling wrap and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Dust the rolling-out surface lightly with flour and roll the dough out until about 3mm thick. Cut out equal quantities of round biscuits and round biscuits with a bunny shape biscuit in the middle.
- Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheets and bake for approximately 15 minutes or lightly browned.
- Cool slightly on the baking tray before transferring to cooling racks. Cool completely.
- Spread the round biscuits with Nutella or melted chocolate and top with a biscuit with a bunny hole. Dust the bunny biscuits with some castor sugar. Store in an airtight container.