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".
40,4855/5 for 17 ratings
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Last modified on: September 14th 2014

For 30 pieces, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 10 pieces 15 pieces 30 pieces 60 pieces 90 pieces

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
17 min.1 hour25 min.1 hour 42 min.
Keeping: Several days in an airtight tin.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #1
Put 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.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #2
Knead in slow speed until the dough is thoroughly mixed.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #3
Roll the dough into a cylinder and wrap in plastic film. Leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight.

Stage 4 - 7 min.
Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #4
Preheat 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.

Stage 5 - 25 min.
Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #5
Bake until the biscuits are golden (about 20-30 minutes).

Remarks

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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,893 Kcal or 12,112 Kj39 gr406 gr124 gr
145 %15 %38 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
357 Kcal or 1,495 Kj5 gr50 gr15 gr
18 %2 %5 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
96 Kcal or 402 Kj1 gr14 gr4 gr
5 %<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 Mamazan.

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