Diamond biscuits


Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
11,6143.3/5 for 4 ratings
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

For 25 pieces, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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27 min.1 hour20 min.1 hour 47 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in an airtight tin.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Diamond biscuits : Photo of step #1
Put into a mixer bowl: 100 g butter, 40 g icing sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Mix until the consistency is creamy.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Add 125 g flour.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Beat again until evenly mixed.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Roll the dough into a long sauusage...

Stage 6 - 1 hour
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... and wrap tightly in plastic film.

Even up the cylinder by rolling with your hands on the worktop until nice and even.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (this can be made the day before).

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Put 50 g granulated sugar in a rectangular dish.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Lightly dampen the sausage of dough and roll in the granulated sugar, pressing to help the crystals stick.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Slice the dough into discs 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick and arrange on a baking sheet lined with a sheet of cooking parchment.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Use a brush to glaze the tops of the biscuits.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
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Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Stage 12
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

If you don't have vanilla sugar, you can add the seeds from half a vanilla pod at stage 1.

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Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,591 Kcal or 6,661 Kj15 gr192 gr88 gr
80 %6 %18 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
461 Kcal or 1,930 Kj4 gr56 gr26 gr
23 %2 %5 %4 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
64 Kcal or 268 Kj1 gr8 gr4 gr
3 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Gaston Lenôtre.

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Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Finger biscuits, Almond dacquoise, Brioche slices with almond cream, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Santiago Cake, ... All

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