Fried egg Easter biscuits

Fried egg Easter biscuits

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Easy to make, fun to look at, and delicious to eat, these fried egg Easter biscuits are just what you need for your Easter celebrations. They are the perfect project for bakers of all levels, including children, promising to bring joy and a fun twist to the table. With their irresistible combination of buttery, crisp exteriors, soft, crumbly interiors, and sweet royal icing on top, these fried egg-shaped biscuits are sure to bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults.


  • Cut butter into small cubes and crumble it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, and salt to the mixture.
  • Incorporate egg and syrup and form the dough into a ball.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and chill it in the fridge for about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out 10-12 'fried eggs' using a sharp knife. Find templates online or cut in freehand.
  • Place the 'fried eggs' on a baking tray lined with baking paper – use a palette knife to transfer them.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes. Allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Icing and decorating
  • Mix egg white and icing sugar to form a thick icing.
  • Transfer a few spoonfuls of icing into another bowl and add a bit of food colouring – the colour should resemble the yolk of an egg.
  • Cover each biscuit entirely with white icing and allow it to dry.
  • Place a small dollop of yellow icing in the centre of the 'fried egg' and let the icing dry completely.

The royal icing should be thick enough to hold its shape but still spreadable. If it is too thick, add a bit of water (one drop at a time) until you reach the desired consistency.


For the yolk, ensure the yellow icing is slightly thicker than the white so it stays in the centre and creates a raised effect. You can use a small piping bag for more control when you apply the white icing. For the yellow centres, a teaspoon or a small scoop can help you place the icing precisely, or you can pipe this, too.


The texture is alpha and omega for a good biscuit. To get that buttery, flaky, and tender texture, the butter must be cold. Cold butter creates little pockets in the dough when it melts during baking, leading to that desirable flakiness. For this, it is also important that the dough stays cold even when you are working with it. When you make the dough, be quick so you do not touch it too much, and if you make a big batch, only take out some dough at a time when you are rolling and cutting the fried egg shape, keeping the rest cold in the fridge.


Cold butter
125 g
Wheat flour
275 g
125 g
Vanilla sugar
1 tsp
Unsprayed lemon, finely grated zest
¼ tsp
Light syrup
1 tbsp
Egg whites
50 g
Icing sugar
150 g
Food colourings - yellow and/or orange
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Easy, buttery, and crisp fried egg Easter biscuits

Everyone loves a classic biscuit, and this recipe shows how easy it is to put a twist on a beloved classic. Our fried egg Easter biscuits, with their playful nod to Easter with the egg design, are perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your Easter celebrations. Despite their new looks, these biscuits have the characteristic texture and flavour we love. They are buttery and crisp on the outside, with a soft and slightly crumbly texture on the inside. The finely grated lemon zest infuses a subtle citrus undertone that cuts through the richness, adding a refreshing touch that elevates the overall flavour profile. This hint of lemon, in combination with the sweet and creamy icing, creates a delightful contrast between buttery, tangy, and sweet.

A fun, decorative addition to the Easter table

Springtime and Easter are the best times to whip up fun and decorative treats, and these fried egg Easter biscuits are surely going to brighten up your celebrations with their funny shape and bright colours. They are a delicious little snack or treat, and their size makes them easy to serve for a big group of guests on a simple platter or cake stand. We have lots of other dessert recipes for Easter that you can serve alongside your fried egg biscuits. Go for other easy grab-and-go options with our cheesecake muffins with blueberries, cute quark bunny biscuits, or Easter cake pops shaped like eggs. You can also choose classic Easter cakes like our Easter simnel cake or ginger carrot sheet cake with pistachios.

Sunny side up fried egg shaped biscuits for the whole family

You have probably never had fried eggs sunny-side up as a sweet treat before. But with this recipe, it is exactly what you get. The icing decorations help you achieve a realistic fried egg look, and made with classic royal icing, you are guaranteed a smooth, almost 3D-like expression. Royal icing is made for intricate decorations and creates beautiful results with its firm, thick texture, and almost shiny, smooth look. The biscuits are as fun to make as they are delicious to eat. Our fried egg-shaped biscuits make for a delightful Easter craft project for the whole family, ideal for getting the children involved in the kitchen. That way, you can enjoy the process of making and decorating them as much as sharing and eating them.

Experiment with the biscuit flavours

With a few simple tweaks, you can easily adjust the flavour of the biscuits. Instead of lemon zest, try orange zest or lime zest for a different tangy touch. If you want a deeper flavour, dissolve a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder in the syrup before adding it to the dough. This will give your biscuits a subtle mocha flavour. You can also add a few drops of almond extract to the dough or icing to introduce a nutty, marzipan-like flavour that pairs beautifully with the citrus zest and enriches the overall flavour.