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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Little lemon biscuits
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
Knead in slow speed until the dough is thoroughly mixed.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
Little lemon biscuits
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
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
Bake until the biscuits are golden (about 20-30 minutes).
You can vary the flavour of these biscuits by using different citrus zest (orange, grapefruit, etc.).
Several days in an airtight tin.
Based on a recipe by Mamazan.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 30 pieces : 2.10 €
  • Per piece : 0.07 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Panettone, Gâteau Nantais, Nantes Tourton, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Financier batter, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cannelés, Mushroom bourguignon, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), Mont d'or in brioche, ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Moist cereal bars, Brownies, Chantilly rice pudding, Indian rice pudding, Baker's apple soles, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Citrus crunch, Nachos, Warm apple feuillantines, Oaty walnut cake , Doughnuts, ... All
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