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Pink Reims biscuits

Pink Reims biscuits

These biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.

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Last modified on: February 12th 2014

For 30 biscuits, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationCookingStart to finish
26 min.20 min.46 min.
Preservation:
Several days in an airtight tin
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #1 Beat together the yolks of 3 eggs with 140 g caster sugar until the mixture foams and turns white.
Stage 2
5 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #2 Add the egg whites a little at a time...
Stage 3
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #3 ...allowing the mixture to "foam" each time before adding more.
Stage 4
1 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #4 At the end, add the red colouring.
Stage 5
5 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #5 Sieve 125 g flour onto the mixture and fold in gently with a soft spatula. Lean the bowl over on its side to do this more easily.
Stage 6
5 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #6 Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Reims biscuits are normally rectangular, but you can use whatever shape moulds or tins you have available.

Fill the moulds 3/4 full.
Stage 7
20 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #7 Dust with icing sugar and bake for about 20 minutes.
Stage 8
5 min.
Pink Reims biscuits : Photo of step #8 Turn out when cold.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

From Gaston Lenôtre

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