I love the simplicity of these Fried Egg Biscuits but they do look very striking on the plate. I initially made them as an Easter treat but the more I look at them, the more I think they’d make a great April Fool’s.
This really is an easy recipe. Firstly, I followed the divine Utterly Scrummy’s recipe for Vanilla Biscuits– I used half the amount- to make my biscuit dough.
Then you need to separate off about a quarter of the dough and colour it yellow. I recommend gel dyes for this because it takes a lot of colour and traditional food colouring would make the dough very wet.
Roll the yellow dough into a sausage, and put to one side.
Roll out the un-dyed dough into a rectangle that is as long as the sausage and as wide- roughly- as the circumference of the sausage. Dampen the top of the dough with a wet brush, then place the sausage in the centre lengthways and wrap the dough rectangle around it.
Roll the two-coloured dough over a few times to ensure that the edges disappear. Be gentle. Wrap the whole sausage tightly in clingfilm and put in the fridge for an hour or so.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan. Once the dough is cold, remove the clingfilm and cut into slices about 5mm thick. Place well-spaced on a lined baking sheet and cook for about 15 minutes or so until brown. Cool and enjoy.
This makes 18-20 biscuits.
*disclosure: we were sent the Dr Oetker food gel colour seen in the background of the picture, and used to colour the biscuits.*