Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter Biscuits and Peppa Pig

This morning we made Easter squashed fly biscuits. The biscuits were a success - everyone liked them and even the husband asked if we could make some more! The recipe made about 16 biscuits.

We needed:
  • 110g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 110g butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1  egg, separated
  • 225g plain flour, sieved
  • good pinch mixed spice
  • 55g currants
  • 30g  candied peel
  • 3 tbsp milk

    We preheated the oven to 160oC and lined a baking tray.  Then we creamed the butter and sugar together using the KitchenAid. We added the beaten egg yolk. We then folded in the flour, spice and dried fruit. Then we added enough milk to form a stiff dough.
    Then we rolled the dough out on a floured surface and cut it using rabbit cutters (for easter).
    The biscuits were then placed on the baking tray and cooked for 10 minutes. Then we took them out and brushed the top with the egg white and sprinkled on some sugar. They went back in the oven for 5-10 minutes until they were pale golden brown.

In the afternoon we went to see Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt ( at the Cambridge corn exchange. It is always hard to find things suitable for E as she is such a coward, but we love Peppa Pig in this house. The idea was we had to help Peppa and friends find some treasure. It was well done - similar to the show we saw last year (although I thought the story was better last year). It used puppets and told the story using a mixture of acting and songs. It was interactive too; there were sing-alongs, shouting, and even yodelling.The girls (and me) had a great time - even P sat open mouthed. The highlight for me was when Peppa looked in a rock pool and saw an amazing show of animals. E asked if she could see it again tomorrow. I just hate all the merchandise that goes with shows like this - as it makes me feel very mean as I drag my crying child away from the theatre screaming "but everyone else has one"

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