Friday, 10 September 2010

More biscuits

Sugar Biscuits

I did another batch of biscuits too, trying out a new recipe, and they are delish. I will be making those again. I also made a Chocolate Courgette Cake, which you would never know had grated courgettes in. Because it's chocolate the little bits are practically invisible. OH had a couple of crumbs, and then went and cut himself a slice. He would NEVER HAVE TOUCHED IT if I'd mentioned it had Courgettes in! I'll add that recipe in the morning. Meanwhile here is the recipe for the scrummy Sugar Biscuits.

4 oz butter or firm margarine
4 oz castor sugar
1 teaspoon lemon rind (I grated one small lemon)
1 egg (seperated)
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 oz plain flour
1 oz semolina

Castor sugar for dredging.

Lightly cream together butter/marg, sugar and lemon rind, then work in egg yolk and salt until blended. Add flour and semolina and combine to make a firm paste. If a little soft, wrap in greaseproof and leave in fridge for a short while.

Roll out thinly on a floured board and cut into shapes. Place on a lightly greased baking tray. (Whisk egg white lightly to liquify. Brush tops of biscuits and dredge with castor sugar.) I didn't do this. . .

Bake near top of oven at Gas 4, 350 deg. F for 12 - 15 mins until pale golden. They may require checking half way through as the sugar burns easily. Leave on tray for 1 - 2 mins to crisp. Store in an airtight tin when cold.

I sprinkled a little vanilla sugar over my biscuits when they came out of the oven, so there was no chance of them burning in cooking - I have a Fan oven which runs hot. You can use orange rind instead of lemon if wished.

These are GORGEOUS and I shall be making these regularly now.


  1. A dear friend of mine was born and raised in England but lives in North Carolina, USA, now. We once had the discussion about her calling "cookies": "biscuits". I think she still does ;-)! I would call these "sugar cookies" and they look absolutely delicious!