With Easter around the corner, why not make some fried egg biscuits as a fun Easter treat. I originally bought the yellow candy melt "yolks" to use to make some chicken cake pops. However, a trial run made me realise that whilst bunny butt cake pops are easy, chickens are a bit more tricky. I therefore thought I would make some fried eggs instead and try out using royal icing for the first time.
I used a standard shortbread type biscuit recipe and used a flower cutter to cut out the shapes. The hardest part was keeping the dough cold or it gets a bit sticky. Once baked and cooled I used royal icing to decorate. It was the first time I had used royal icing, but I am now keen to try something harder. I used the icing out of the container in a piping bag to make the egg shape. Then to fill I mixed some royal icing with water to thin it and filled in the outline.
Fried Egg Biscuits
- 200g butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 400g plain flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tub of royal icing (I used renshaw)
- 1 packet of yellow candy melts
- Cream the butter and sugar togther
- Using a mixer add the flour and egg and mix until a dough is formed.
- Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge
- Roll out the dough and cut out flower shapes and lay onto baking parchment.
- Put back in the fridge for 10 minutes
- Bake in a pre heated oven (180C) for around 12 minutes
- Once cool pipe royal icing roughly around the edge of the biscuit. Use the edge as a guide, but you don't want to be precise as it will look too precise for an egg.
- Mix a little water with some royal icing to make it thinner and use this to fill in the outlines.
- Add a candy melt to the top of each egg, slightly to one side.
Don't forget to check out my other easy Easter bakes, including MaltEaster bunny cupcakes, bunny butt cake pops and a buuny butt cake using a tunnocks tea cake.
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