Time gallops away and I guess before too long it will be Easter and I will be cross with myself because I won’t have made any Easter biscuits. I’m very keen on traditional recipes, and old dishes associated with particular times and seasons; however too often I have these great ideas and the time passes and I miss making whatever it is.

I won’t make a simnel cake this year, there is really only me and my husband who like it and we really should be watching our waistlines! I could however make some Easter biscuits; in our English conversation group we try to share things about our culture as well as our language, so as well as hot cross buns (I could make a simnel cake for the class!!) we no doubt will have Easter biscuits. I’ve only ever made them a couple of times, many years ago, so I should practice them.

Here is the recipe I have:

Easter biscuits

  • 8 oz butter
  • 6 oz caster sugar
  • 2 oz currants
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 drops of cassia oil
  1. Mix the ingredients together.
  2. If the mix is a little dry add a little milk.
  3. Roll out and use a 3 or 4 inch cutter to make the biscuits.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes – they should be pale, hardly coloured at all

Cassia oil has a very particular flavour and if you don’t like it, you can use lemon flavouring… here are some very intersting comments on cassia oil –

http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-2847,00.html

 

4 thoughts on “Easter biscuits

    • Cassia oil is very strong… and you literally only need a couple of drops – once you have some it will probably last the rest of your life unless you start mass producing Easter biscuits! There must be some Welsh Easter specialities?

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