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You don’t mind loosing an hour of sleep when you wake up to finally see some sunshine! It’s what you want to see on Easter Sunday, hopefully Spring is here to stay!

It’s always been tradition that we have an Easter tree every year, complete with willow, daffodils and paper decorations that we’ve collected over the years. My favourite decorations are the wooden eggs and birds, that we’ve had for as long as I can remember, along with the newest addition from the Gisela Graham Easter range. Easter baking is always a must too, using the freshest eggs possible! Our chickens definitely appreciated the spring sunshine!

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Quick and easy recipe for vanilla and raspberry sandwich biscuits

Makes approx 10 biscuits

Oven pre heated – 180’c/gas mark 4

100g butter

170g golden syrup

2 tablespoons caster sugar

2 tablespoons milk

400g self-raising flour

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Raspberry jam, for filling

Icing sugar, for dusting

1. Melt the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a pan. Add the milk and vanilla extract.

2. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour in the butter mixture and mix together to make a soft dough. Roll into a ball, and wrap in baking paper – chill until firm.

3.Roll dough out and use chosen cutter shape to cut out 20 shapes. 10 will be used to make the bases of the biscuits, the other 10 will be used as the tops – using a smaller cutter, cut out the middle of 10 of the biscuits, these will be the tops. Cook on greased baking trays for 12 – 15 mins.

4.Leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, spread jam on the 10 full biscuits, then place the tops on the bases. Once assembled, sprinkle icing sugar over the top.

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