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Little lemon biscuits

Little lemon biscuits

These small, lemon-flavoured biscuits are very easy to make and are inspired by the Italian "biscotti al limone".

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Last modified on: September 14th 2014

For 30 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
17 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 42 min.
Preservation: Several days in an airtight tin
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Step by step recipe

1 Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #1Put into a food-processor bowl: 300 g flour, 11 g baking powder*, 130 g butter, 120 g brown sugar, 50 g caster sugar, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and 1 pinch fine (or table) salt.

Add the zest of 1 lemon.

*Beware! This amount is for French baking powder, which is twice as strong as British! If you are using British baking powder, use 22g.
5 min.
2 Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #2Knead in slow speed until the dough is thoroughly mixed. 5 min.
3 Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #3Roll the dough into a cylinder and wrap in plastic film. Leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. 1 hour
4 Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #4Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Slice the roll of dough fairly thinly. You can leave the slices in their rather squashed shape (like in the photos), or push them back into circles with your fingers.
7 min.
5 Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #5Bake until the biscuits are golden (about 20-30 minutes). 25 min.

Remarks

You can vary the flavour of these biscuits by using different citrus zest (orange, grapefruit, etc.).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
291640 gr406 gr126 gr
146 %16 %38 %19 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3555 gr49 gr15 gr
18 %2 %5 %2 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
971 gr13 gr4 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 30 pieces : 2.13 €
Per piece : 0.07 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe by Mamazan.
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