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Lemon Biscuits

ingredients

makes about 30
2 cups (225 g) 8 oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt
2/3 cup (150 g) 5 oz butter
3/4 cup less 1 tbsp (100 g) icing sugar (confectioners sugar), sieved
1 level tsp (5 ml) finely grated lemon rind
beaten egg to mix

method

1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl, then rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar and lemon rind, and mix to very stiff dough with beaten egg.

2. Turn out on to lightly floured work surface. Knead gently until smooth. Wrap in cling film or foil. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Roll the dough out fairly thinly. Cut into about thirty rounds with a 5 cm (2 inch) plain or fluted biscuit cutter.

4. Place on buttered baking trays. Prick biscuits well with fork.

5. Bake in the oven at 180°C (350°F) mark 4 for about 12 - 15 minutes, until pale golden.

6. Leave on trays for 2-3 minutes, then cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight tin.

What did you think?

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Good just One little problem
posted by Brydie Lewis @ 04:24AM, 5/08/09
This recipe i think you should cut down a little on the ingredients for example like u put 'beaten edd to mix' which mean to some people beat the egg then put it in. If i did this recipe i would of put 1 egg or how many eggs you would need
Haven't made it yet
posted by charlie smith @ 11:42AM, 6/13/11
I haven't made this recipe yet but it's sounds good,the only problem is that i don't know how many eggs to put in and i'm trying to find a recipe for school
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