Rosie Makes: Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter is just around the corner, and these perfectly springlike lemon fork biscuits make a lovely seasonal gift. I made them for my colleagues just the other week and they went down a treat! With only four ingredients, whipping up a batch is quick and easy, but they taste great too – a light, crumbly biscuit with a deliciously lemony kick. To make a batch (around 16 biscuits), you will need:

100g butter, softened
50g sugar
150g self-raising flour
Zest of one lemon.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

1) Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/ Gas 4. Lightly butter two baking trays.

2) Measure the butter in a bowl and beat to soften.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

3) Gradually beat in the sugar and lemon zest.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Add the flour a little at a time, and beat until the mixture starts to come together as a dough (you could also do this by hand, but it’s really quick in the mixer).

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

4) Form the dough into approximately 16 balls, about the size of a walnut, and space well apart on the baking trays.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Dip a fork into a little water and use to flatten the biscuits.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 – 20 minutes until very pale golden, then leave to cool on a wire rack.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

You can vary the recipe with orange zest, or make them into chocolate fork biscuits by adapting the recipe with 120g self-raising flour and 15g cocoa powder.

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Once cooled, pop into display bags, tied with pastel ribbon, as a lovely Easter gift. Or you could just enjoy them yourself…

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

What are you baking this weekend? Are you making any homemade Easter gifts?

Easter Lemon Biscuits

Easter Lemon Biscuits

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