Saturday, 23 March 2013

An Easter Parade of Baking

Here’s an Easter Parade of Grandma’s baking with chicks and chocolate to brighten our mood after the winter months. I'm tempted by these
Chocolate Orange Biscuits 
5 oz/150g margarine or butter
3 oz/75g caster sugar
8 oz/225g plain flour
2 tsps baking powder
3 oz/75g  plain chocolate (chopped into small pieces)
Grated rind of an orange
1 tbsp orange juice

Pre heat the oven to 180C(fan 160C), Mark 4,350F. Beat the margarine or butter until it’s light and fluffy. Then sift the flour and baking powder straight onto the creamed mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients and work the mixture together until you get a fairly stiff paste. Roll out into a floured working surface, about ¼ inch/0.5cm thick. Using a 2 inch/5cm plain cutter, cut out the biscuits and place them on the baking sheets. Sprinkle them with a little extra caster sugar and bake for about 20 minutes or until the biscuits are a nice golden colour. Remove from the oven, leave to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar. Paste a tiny amount of apricot jam in the centre of the biscuit and decorate with a chocolate egg.

And there's more...
Try these irresistible Chocolate Brownies
Grandma's easy ‘all in one’ Simnel Cake recipe

Indulge in Easter baking and you’ll put a Springtime smile on the faces of your friends and families. Tell me about your baking for Easter....

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