PREPARE 10 MINUTES COOK 14 MINUTES (plus time for icing)
MAKES 20 BISCUITS
2 Happy Eggs
1 cup of Caster sugar
2 cups of Plain flour
Zest & juice of 1 orange
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Mace
1 tsp Nutmeg
250g Icing sugar
1-2 tblsp milk
Food colouring to suit
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Mix the butter and sugar together until they form a creamy paste.
Continue mixing and add the eggs, zest & juice, flour and spices
(If it’s too dry, add a little warm water).
Roll the mixture into 1” diameter balls. Place on a greased baking
tray, with at least 1” space around them. Press the tops gently
with a fork to flatten them slightly. Place in a preheated oven at
180°C for 12-14 minutes.
The biscuits are ready when they have just started to brown
around the edges. Leave to cool on a baking tray
Mix the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl, adding the milk
as needed to make a smooth paste (It’s much easier if you warm
the butter first)
To make the spider’s web pattern on your biscuits, first, spread
uncoloured icing over the biscuit. Then, with a piping bag or an
icing pen, draw concentric circles of the coloured icing. Quickly,
while the icing is still wet, use a toothpick to drag a line from the
centre of the circles to the outside edge, every 30° or so.
Hey presto! A Spiders web!
The happy egg co.
In 2010, I was proud to be asked to become brand ambassador for the happy egg co.
The happy egg co. is the UK’s number one brand of free range eggs, and believe that hen welfare is key.
The happy egg co. are firmly of the belief that happy hens lay wonderfully tasty eggs, which is why they want to be experts in hen husbandry and ahead of the game to make sure the girls are as happy as can be. They’ve even won aGood Egg award from Compassion in World Farming in recognition of all their hard work.
They believe that hens enjoy being busy and that’s why they not only provide wide open pastures for the hens to roam and forage, but also equip all of their farms with an assortment of activities to enhance the hens’ natural environment. This includes play kits for perching, sandpits, trees and brashings. Only specially selected British free range farms are chosen to become happy egg farms, all of which are approved by both the British Lion Standard and RSPCA Freedom Food.