Easter is just around the corner so enjoy a little treat made with simple ingredients (but avoids the spoons of sugar) that are tastier than the ones you could buy in the aisles of the supermarkets!
This Holiday’s Top Tip
Easter can be very calorific with Easter eggs, hot cross buns, and these delicious Easter biscuits to name just a few goodies. Try to balance this out with more exercise such as arranging an active Easter egg hunt or escapes into the countryside for long walks searching for the Easter bunny’s burrow.
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Here’s a tried and tested recipe from SR Nutrition.
- 110g of unsalted butter or plant based spread (softened)
- 200g of plain wholemeal flour (you can also use white and self raising too)
- 1.5 tsp of ground mixed spice
- 40-50mls apple juice or milk and 30g of caster sugar
- 100g currants (sultanas also work well)
- Lightly grease a large baking tray
- Add the butter to a bowl
- Add the flour and mixed spice and mix well with your fingers until it makes a breadcrumb texture
- Add the currants and then slowly add the juice – you just need enough to combine the whole mixture into a round dough
- Sprinkle extra flour on a flat, clean surface and roll the dough out until it’s around ½ a cm thick – (you can make it thicker than this which will make more of a softer texture) for the biscuits
- Roll a small handful of the mixture into a ball in your palms and flatten onto a baking tray OR use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuit shapes and place them on the baking tray.
- Bake for around 15-20 mins or until they are just very slightly browned at 200℃
- Leave to cool and then place on a wire tray
- Eat with the family and enjoy! Mmmm!
Easter can become very overwhelming with exciting foods and tasks to complete for adults and children. Attempt to plan what activity each family member would like to do over the holidays and also what goodie you’d all like to try.
Lots of rich foods can cause upset tummies and also constipation so drinking plenty of fluids is key. Aim to avoid overindulging and timing ‘treats’ after meals will help.
Have lots of fun!
Please send in any photos of your family testing out any of the recipes of email your tried and tested recipes into your child’s home learning email address, We love seeing our community having fun with food!