Monday, 14 February 2011

Lovely Biscuits

Just before Christmas I bought one more baking book – Baking Magic” by Kate Shirazi (with Susannah Blake). I’ve been picking it up and flicking through pages ever since, but couldn’t decide what to start with: cupcakes, cakes or biscuits? In the end it turned out that Valentine’s is the right day for magic, even if it’s only baking magic.

I fell in love with a simple recipe for lovely biscuits aka lemon snaps. These are unbelievablly easy to make and very tasty!

You will need:

125g butter; softened
125g caster sugar (fine sugar)
3 egg whites
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
125g flour

Preheat the oven to 200C (400F) and line two baking trays with baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until very stiff then fold them into the butter-sugar mixture. Add the lemon zest and mix until combined. Sift the flour over the bowl and fold into the mixture.

Take small teaspoons of the mixture and blob them onto the lined baking trays, leaving plenty of space between them. Flatten the blobs with the back of the spoon and spread them around in a circular-type manner.

Bake 5-6 minutes until the biscuits are golden around the edges. Leave on the trays for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

And... "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring." Oscar Wilde

1 comment:

nikkipolani said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing that easy recipe :-) I have seen a similar recipe in which the author warned that really two batches should be made because the cookies get snapped up so quickly.