Every year I like to do some baking for Easter and this year I thought I would write a blog post about it. I decided to make some shortcrust pastry biscuits (this is a slimming world recipe) and I also made some shredded wheat nests (you can’t have Easter without chocolate nests)
Shortcrust Pastry Biscuits
I used a slimming world recipe for this (you need to be a member to access it) I did tweak it slightly and you are meant to use cinnamon but I’m not a fan so I skipped that step.
Low calorie cooking spray (I use fry light)
200g Short crust pastry
Food colouring of your choice
I preheated the oven to 220°c and I lined some baking trays with greaseproof baking paper and sprayed them with the fry light. I then rolled out the pastry and simply cut biscuits out with my cookie cutter. Before putting in the oven sprinkle a bit of icing sugar over the top and then put them in the oven for 10-12 minutes (I baked mine for about 11 minutes) Once you are happy with them just leave them to cool down. To decorate I mixed the a couple teaspoons of icing with a bit of water and put in some food colouring. I then dipped 6 cookies in each colour and placed them on a plate to dry. When they had started to dry I used a piping set from Morrisons and just piped on some patterns them left them to dry again. At first I was really disappointed in them, I thought they looked awful but when they were dry and put on my cake stand I actually think they don’t look too bad. Not perfect but that’s usually what happens when I bake, they don’t look good but always taste good.
The cookies work out to about 2.5 syns each
Shredded Wheat Nests
These are a statement part of Easter.
4 Shredded Wheat pieces
200g of chocolate (I used galaxy)
Eggs to put on top (I used the galaxy golden eggs. Joe and I are OBSESSED with them)
I crushed the 4 blocks of shredded wheat in a bowl and then broke the chocolate into little pieces. I usually melt chocolate in the microwave but it’s a bit risky as it’s so easy to burn the chocolate. This time I decided to melt the chocolate with the hob. I boiled water in a sauce pan and placed the chocolate in another saucepan and put that on top. It doesn’t take long for the chocolate to melt. Once the chocolate had melted I poured it over the top of the shredded wheat and made sure it was all mixed in together. Then I spooned the mixture into 12 cupcake cases and placed two Galaxy golden eggs on top. I placed them in the fridge for 2 hours until they were set and they taste so good!
These are not so good on syns and work out to about 7.5 syns each (they are so worth it though)
Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know what you enjoy baking.