The Easter weekend is here and what better way to enjoy the time by making some sweet treats for your family and friends!
If you are looking to bake something this Easter weekend that the children can help out with, these Vanilla Chick Biscuit Pops from BBC Good Food are perfect! You can get the whole family involved in decorating these little biscuit pops and even run a mini competition to see who makes the best Easter vanilla chick biscuit pop! All you need to get started with these biscuit pops is some butter, sugar, flour, an egg, vanilla extract, desiccated coconut and icing sugar! These not only look fantastic but they will taste delicious as well thanks to the ingredients you use. These vanilla chick biscuit pops are an excellent Easter weekend activity, so why not try out this brilliant BBC Good Food recipe at home. Happy Easter everyone!
- 200g of unsalted butter
- 100g of golden caster sugar
- 200g of plain flour
- 200g of icing sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 75g of desiccated coconut, unsweetened
- 2 tbsp of milk
- 50 of chocolate chips
- 25g of orange or white fondant icing
- Yellow food colouring
- 15 to 18 lollypop sticks
- Ribbon to decorate, optional
Step 1- Place half of the 200g of unsalted butter and the 100g of golden caster sugar in to a mixing bowl. Beat together by hand or using an electric mixer until it turns smooth. Then add in the egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract before beating together again.
Step 2- Add in the 200g of plain flour to the mixture and combine until it forms a dough. Shape the dough in to a ball, cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator to chill for around 20 minutes.
Step 3- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius/gas mark 4/160 degrees celcius for a fan oven before lining two large baking trays with baking paper. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Dust a kitchen surface with flour before rolling out the dough until it is around 5mm thick. Cut the shapes for the biscuit using a 6cm cutter.
Step 4-Once you have done this, move the biscuits on to the baking trays and add a lollypop stick to each one, about a quarter of the way through. Bake the biscuits for no more than 7 minutes until they start to turn a delicious golden brown colour around the edge. Place on a cooling rack to allow them to cool down.
Step 5-Now the biscuits are cooling, you can make some frosting for decorating. Place the other 100g of unsalted butter in to a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon. Add in the 200g of icing sugar slowly, around 1 tbsp at a time until the mixture is well combined and has turned creamy. Add a small bit of milk and the leftover vanilla extract along with a few drops of the yellow food colouring. Let this frosting chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Step 6-Take the 75g of desiccated coconut and add it to a small bowl. Add a few more drops of the yellow food colouring to the coconut and mix it together.
Step 7-Take the frosting out of the refrigerator and spread it on one side of the biscuit. Then put some of the desiccated coconut on top of the frosting before adding two chocolate chips to represent the chicks eyes. Finish by adding a tiny bit of orange icing to represent the chicks beak and decorating each biscuit pop with a ribbon.
Step 8-Now you can enjoy these fantastic Vanilla Chick Biscuit Pops as part of the Easter weekend celebrations!
Source: BBC Good Food
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