Easter biscuit

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Easter biscuit
Type Biscuit
Place of origin England
Region or state West Country
Main ingredients Flour, butter, egg yolk, baking powder, sugar, currant
Cookbook: Easter biscuit  Media: Easter biscuit

Easter biscuits are a traditional[citation needed] British cuisine gift, given to guests on Easter Sunday.[1]

Originating from the West Country,[2] they are made from flour, butter, egg yolk, baking powder and sugar. Lightly spiced, the currant-studded soft and round biscuits have a soft, biscuity, sugary crunch. Some traditional recipes include Cassia oil.[3]

Most often, they are slightly bigger than traditional British biscuits, at up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.

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  1. ^ Dupleix, Jill (2005-03-25). "The perfect day for Easter biscuits". London: The Times. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Easter biscuits". Great British Kitchen. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Notes and Queries". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-03-22. 

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