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.
39,6925/5 for 15 ratings
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Last modified on: July 30th 2014

For 90 biscuits, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 15 biscuits 45 biscuits 90 biscuits 135 biscuits

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
23 min.1 hour10 min.1 hour 33 min.
Keeping: A few days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Put into a food-processor bowl: 340 g flour, 120 g ground almonds, 160 g icing sugar, 300 g butter, 2 eggs, 2 pinches fine (or table) salt and the zest of 2 lemons.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Knead until thoroughly mixed.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
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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.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

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

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

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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... 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.
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Bake for 10 minutes.


Lime zest works very well, too.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,096 Kcal or 21,336 Kj71 gr456 gr332 gr
255 %27 %43 %50 %
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).

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