If you’ve been on the hunt for Easter treats then you might have spotted this beautiful Beatrix Potter Biscuit collection from the Biscuiteers.
With their help we’ve pulled together the below recipe so you can have a go at creating your own Peter Rabbit inspired biscuits.
We’d love to see your Easter bakes so share your pictures with us @LadybirdBooks #Beatrix150
The Biscuiteers Easy Vanilla Biscuit Recipe
This is the Biscuiteers’ easy vanilla biscuit recipe that they use for their biscuits in the Biscuiteers bakery everyday! If you can’t find vanilla bean paste, then you can use vanilla extract.
- 350g plain flour
- 100g self-raising flour
- 125g granulated sugar
- 125g salted butter softened, diced
- 125g golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- Sift the flours together into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and mix well.
- Add the butter. Using just the tips of your fingers, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- When all the butter is evenly mixed in, make a well in the centre and add the syrup and the egg.
- Mix well, drawing in any of the flour left at the side of the bowl, and stop as soon as a ball has formed.
- If you need some help with the rolling, have a look at the Biscuiteers golden rules of rolling dough
- Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits at 170°C, or until golden brown.
To Ice Your Peter Rabbit Biscuits
- 4 egg whites
- 900g icing sugar
- A little bit of water
- Blue and brown food colouring
- Make a tube of pale blue and light brown and black line icing, using the recipe above without the water (or if you’re pushed for time we used pre-made icing tubes available from supermarkets)
- You’ll also need cream, light brown and baby blue flood icing, using the recipe above.
- Follow the step-by-step picture below to do your outline.
- Let the line icing dry for 10 minutes at room temperature, then fill each section with your flood colours.
- Put the flooded biscuits into the oven for 45 minutes to dry (don’t be worried about the biscuits cooking more- the oven just needs to be set at the lowest temperature to dry the icing).
- Bring the biscuits out of the oven and let then cool. You can add on the detail using the rest of your line icing, not forgetting his whiskers and button nose!
For more top tips and tasty biscuits you can visit the Biscuiteers website.