Hands up who is really really looking forward to Easter! We do! Me and kids are in Devon with the grandparents already and we are pretty much ready here (its easy when you are not hosting).
Me and Lukas has been drawing and painting lots recently so I initially thought we will do good old Lithuanian tradition and paint some eggs, but then I decided against it when I thought of shortbread biscuits… hmmm! I thought if I make the biscuits into egg shape then it will be like painting eggs but on the flat surface rather than the round surface (a little less messy I thought). Plus, I thought this is a very good opportunity to try out more of natural food colouring :-).KIDS ART EASTER BISCUITS
- 240g butter, softened
- 200g sugar
- 1 egg
- 500g flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 4tbsp milk
(for the “paint”)
- 4tbsp icing sugar, sifted
- 1tsp beetroot powder for pink
- 1/2tsp turmeric powder for yellow
- 1tsp matcha powder for green
1. Place all the biscuits ingredients into the mixer and switch it on for few min till everything turns into nice soft dough. At this point you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge for the next day or freezer for whenever you need it in the future.
2. Flour the surface and the rolling pin and roll the dough about 7 mm thick. Using biscuit cutter or a cup/glass cut the circles in the dough. Once the circles are out of the dough roll it once more again (only one way) to make an oval shape.
3. You can involve your kid at this point. Lukas was treating the dough as he would the play-dough.
4. Place all the dough shapes into lined baking tray and bake them in C200 preheated oven for 10min. 5. Meanwhile make the “paint”! gradually add water into the icing sugar until you are happy with the consistency. Split the icing into four cups so you can make up few different colours. Add each colouring to the separate cup and mix. 5. Initially I showed Lukas how to brush the “paint” onto biscuits… but soon after he realised it is so much more fun to drizzle and splatter the paint over the biscuits. I totally agree, these remind me of Jackson Pollock paintings. Have a very lovely Easter everyone xx