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I currently live in Birmingham and come from Solihull. I have a love of all things crafty, developed from my mom's love of crafts as I was growing up. I currently work in marketing, but I'm a qualified Aromatherapist, and use to be self employed alongside a day job, might one day return to that. I try to fit in crafts when I can, I wish I had more time and money to spend on it! I enjoy researching my family history and finding out about the past. It can get frustrating, but is really rewarding when you have a break through! I hope to meet people with similar interests as me and swap advice/stories.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter Snacks

Well, after I won some lovely Easter cookie cutters I had planned everyone would be getting wonderful Easter biscuits this year- what I hadn't planned is that the oven would break the week before Easter!

So Easter Sunday, late morning at my parents I started making buscuits, but not wanting all that time spent on rolling out dough and baking various flavoured biscuits I went down a different route (tried to make quick biscuits).

I decided to make some lavender biscuits which you usually roll into balls, but I used the mixture to fill the cutters instead, so at least they had some 'eastery' shaped biscuits!

The receipe is really simple:  Makes approx 12 bicuits
75g self raising flour
75g caster sugar
75g unsalted butter
75g porridge oats
1 tbsp golden syrup (optional- I didn't use this)
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp of lavender leaves finely chopped (or use 1 tsp of flowers)
1tsp flowers

Pre heat oven to Gas Mark 4/180C
Grease and line baking tray

Sift flour in to a bowl add oats and sugar, mix.
Melt butter, syrup and milk together.
Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stir well.
The mixture comes together, almost like a dough.

Place a tablespoonful of the mixture onto baking tray, leaving space between each one.
I used cutters and filled them with mixture, then left the cutters whilst the biscuits were baking, or another option you could try is to chill the mixture for a few minutes in the fridge so it becomes more solid which would then make it useable to roll out and cut out shapes (this was suggested after I had decided to fill my cutters and bake in oven, so I haven't tried it.)

Bake for 10-15 mins, until golden. leave to cool for 5mins and then transfer to wire rack.

I left the biscuits plain, but you could decorate them, although the wonderful lavender and homemade look to them, I don't think you need to. So my quick-made Easter buscuits were done and tasted rather good too!

The Easter Bunny!
Bunnies, chicks, eggs and umbrellas!!(there would have been a f lower but the flower broke) Also some unshaped ones too!

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