Arlesian Biscuits

Arlesian Biscuits
These small almond and lemon-flavoured biscuits have a short, melt-in-the-mouth texture. They are known as "sablés arlésiens" in French.
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Last modified on: July 30th 2014

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Arlesian Biscuits
Put into a food-processor bowl: 170 g flour, 60 g ground almonds, 80 g icing sugar, 150 g butter, 1 Egg, 1 pinch fine (or table) salt and the zest of 1 lemon.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Arlesian Biscuits
Knead until thoroughly mixed.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
Arlesian Biscuits
Gather the dough and pat into a flat "cake". Wrap in plastic film.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Arlesian Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Roll out the dough about 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) thick.

Stage 5 - 7 min.
Arlesian Biscuits
Cut out small circles...

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Arlesian Biscuits
... and arrange on a baking sheet. NB: As the dough is very fragile, a palette knife will make lifting the biscuits easier.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Arlesian Biscuits
Bake for 10 minutes.
Lime zest works very well, too.
A few days in an airtight tin.
Based on a recipe by Gaston Lenôtre..
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,548 Kcal or 10,668 Kj35 gr228 gr166 gr
127 %14 %22 %25 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
398 Kcal or 1,666 Kj6 gr36 gr26 gr
20 %2 %3 %4 %
Per biscuits
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
57 Kcal or 239 Kj1 gr5 gr4 gr
3 %<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, Nuts, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 45 biscuits : 3.14 €
  • Per biscuits : 0.07 €

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