Easter will soon be here! I love this time of year. The weather is hopefully getting warmer, the flowers are starting to come out, more fruit and vegetables are available chicks and lambs are being born and you get to indulge in all the sweet stuff you want too! One of my aims for 2016 is to make more videos especially video recipes and grow my YouTube Channel. Therefore, I am very pleased to have done my first ever video collaboration with Laura of Foodie Laura. I have been reading her blog and watching her videos for a while so I was excited when she asked me to collaborate.
On Laura’s channel, we have done a Hot Cross Bun Supermarket Taste Off and on my channel, we have made some Greek Easter Biscuits called Koulourakia. These are really simple and easy to make biscuits that are very similar to our shortbread but the Greeks like to roll the dough into snake like shapes to give them luck and good fortune for the year ahead. They are then traditionally covered in sesame seeds but we used hundreds & thousands and chocolate sprinkles too as I do not like sesame seeds. These biscuits would be great to make with your children over the Easter break as they are made stuff you generally always have in the house and are quick to make. Thomas declared them as ‘brilliant’. I made my biscuit dough in a Kenwood Chef Sense which I have been sent to review, however a normal electric hand whisk would do the job easily as well.
- 225g butter, softened
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 eggs (1 added into the dough whole, the other beaten with a splash of water to egg wash the biscuits once shaped)
- 275g plain flour, plus more to shape the biscuits on
- 1 egg, beaten
- Sesame seeds, hundreds & thousands, chocolate sprinkles etc to decorate
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
- In a stand mixer or with a electric hand whisk and a big bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale.
- Add in the egg and whisk again until combined
- With the mixer or the hand whisk still running at a gentle speed, gently add in the flour and mix until a dough is formed.
- Prepare to baking sheets and line them with baking or parchment paper and flour your work surface.
- Using about a teaspoon's worth of dough, gently shape the biscuits as shown in the video, brush with egg wash and cover with the decorations of your choice. Put on the prepared baking sheet and carry on with the rest of the dough, allowing a 2cm gap between each biscuit.
- Cook in the oven for about 12-15 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
- Allow to cool then enjoy with a cup of coffee!
What video recipe would you like me to make next?
I was sent a Kenwood Chef Sense for the purposes of a review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. There is an affiliate link in this post