Easter biscuit

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

Easter biscuit
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Place of originEngland
Region or stateWest Country
Main ingredientsFlour, butter, egg yolk, baking powder, sugar, currant

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 originating from the Somerset-area include Cassia oil, in the belief that it was used in the embalming process used to clean Jesus's body after his crucifixion.[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 (25 March 2005). "The perfect day for Easter biscuits". The Times. London. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Easter biscuits". Great British Kitchen. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Notes and Queries". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2016.

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