Phillippa's Easter Biscuits

A sablé-style biscuit with aromatic lemon and tangy currants, which are traditional British Easter flavouring.


  • 140g salted butter
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 225g plain flour
  • 35g currants
  • Pinch mixed spice or cinnamon

Glaze: 1 egg white, whisked lightly; Caster sugar or raw sugar.


Have all ingredients at room temperature; cream butter, sugar, zest and yolks together. Mix in remaining ingredients but do not over mix. Form into a ball and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 190c/170c fan. Sprinkle bench with a little flour, roll out dough to 4-5 mm thick; cut into circles about 6-8cm diameter. Brush circles with egg white, sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake on a tray for 10-15 minutes until golden.

You can buy these beautiful biscuits from our store at Easter time.

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