Diamond biscuits


Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
22K 5 3.6
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:BiscuitsShortbreadSmall cakesSugarPastry
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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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
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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.

And to drink?

Keeping
Several days in an airtight tin.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 pieces : 1.31 €
  • Per piece : 0.05 €

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Source
Based on a recipe by Gaston Lenôtre.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Franche-Comté sticks, Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée), Walnut short bread, Gingerbread, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cabbage julienne with ham, Roscoff loaf, Hazelnut and orange cake, Sautéed Green Vegetables, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), ... All
Granulated sugarGranulated sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Windfall apple jelly, Quince paste, Windfall apple jelly, Kouign-amann brioche, Galette Charentaise, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little Christmas biscuits, Arizona cupcakes, Amiens macaroons, Croute à thé, Mini lemon millefeuilles, ... All
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