Toasted-flour biscuits

Step by step recipe:

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    Toasting the flour

    Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C), if possible, without the fan.

    Spread 250 g flour out on a baking sheet in a thin and even layer.
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    Put in the oven for 10 minutes. Watch carefully - the flour should stay white, not take on any colour.

    Take out of the oven and leave to cool.
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    Make the biscuit dough

    Put into a food-mixer bowl: 100 g butter (cut into small pieces), 125 g caster sugar, 2 eggs, 2 pinches salt and the toasted flour when cooled (tip this straight into the bowl).
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    Mix until the dough is evenly mixed.
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    Tip the dough out onto a large sheet of plastic film, roll it into a large "sausage" and wrap in the film.

    Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours or overnight.
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    Cooking

    Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

    Unwrap the roll of dough and slice into rounds about 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick.
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    Lay the slices on a baking sheet and use a brush to glaze them with beaten egg.
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    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, watching the colour carefully.
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    Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks:

As always with this type of biscuit, do take care not to overcook them - they should still be slightly soft.

Source:

Home made, based on a suggestion from Hervé This.

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