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

Keywords for this recipe:Small cakesLemonItalianSimple
For 15 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 10 pieces 15 pieces 30 pieces 60 pieces 90 pieces
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Little lemon biscuits : Photo of step #1
Put into a food-processor bowl: 150 g flour, 6 g baking powder*, 65 g butter, 60 g brown sugar, 25 g caster sugar, ½ egg, ½ egg yolk and ½ pinch fine (or table) salt.

Add the zest of ½ 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.).
Keeping
Several days in an airtight tin.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,447 Kcal or 6,058 Kj19 gr203 gr62 gr
72 %7 %19 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
356 Kcal or 1,491 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 15 pieces : 1.05 €
  • Per piece : 0.07 €

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Source
Based on a recipe by Mamazan.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Walnut short bread, Arlesian Biscuits, How to seal a terrine or casserole dish, Basic cake batter - the French way, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Harvest Gratin, French onion soup, Lemon and grated apple tart, How to prepare cockles, Arlesian Biscuits, ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Plum and hazelnut crumble, Chocolate cake, Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Hazelnut and orange cake, Caribbean upside-down cake, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Finger biscuits, Pizza dough, Pistachio shortbread biscuits, Apricot blancmange, Nougat, ... All
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