This time last year I went all out for Easter, baking up some super cute treats. So if you want to check that out, feel free to here.
This year though, I wanted to put more effort into simpler recipes to make sure they turn out a 10/10. However, it’s me, so they turned out a 7/10.
Heres what I got up to…
You will need:
- 250g Plain Flour
- 75g Caster Sugar
- 175g Butter
- 150g Milk Chocolate
- Bunny Cutter
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180C/350F.
- Mix together the flour and sugar.
- Next add the butter, using your fingers, until its a breadcrumb consistency.
- Chop up or just break the chocolate into chocolate chip size.
- Add the chocolate chips to your mixture.
- With your hands, try to form a dough with the mixture, it should eventually hold its shaped once squeezed together.
- Create a floured surface to then roll out your dough.
- Start to use your bunny cutter (you could just cut into whatever shape you’d like)
- Place the shortbread onto a baking tray that needs to be lined with greaseproof paper.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or just until its golden.
One thing I struggled with is that they’re so crumbly. Yes once you squeeze them together they form a dough but once I tried rolling that out I was back to crumbs again.
Mini Egg Raspberry Cupcake
You will need:
- 50g Unsalted Butter
- 180g Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg
- Couple drops of Vanilla Essence
- 160g Plain Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 160ml Full fat Milk
- Raspberry Jam
- Mini Eggs
- Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180C/350F.
- Mix together the butter and sugar until you have a creamy consistency.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the flour and baking powder.
- Again, slowly add the milk until you have a smooth mixture.
- Put the mixture into cupcake cases (that should be put into a muffin/cupcake tray).
- Bake for 20 Minutes.
- Once cooled, cut out a hole in the middle and add the raspberry jam.
- Heres where you can cheat like I did or make your own icing. I just went out and bought buttercream and used an icing bag and nozzle to decorate the top.
- To finish, add Mini eggs or something else of your choice.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Even if they don’t look quite as appetising. What have you been up to over Easter? See you soon.