Oma's hazelnut biscuits

    Oma's hazelnut biscuits


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    About this recipe: My German grandmother made these every year. A lovely simple biscuit, made with ground hazelnuts. Decorate with hundreds and thousands as suggested, or try demerara sugar.

    Serves: 48 

    • 110g butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 200g plain flour, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 50g ground hazelnuts
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 4 tablespoons hundreds and thousands, or amount needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Beat the butter, sugar, 1 egg and salt together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and bicarbonate of soda, and mix just until blended. Mix in the ground hazelnuts.
    2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 6cm log. Wrap snugly in greaseproof paper, and refrigerate overnight.
    3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease baking trays.
    4. Unwrap, and cut the log into 3mm thick slices. Place on prepared baking trays 5cm apart. Brush tops with beaten egg and, if desired, decorate with hundreds and thousands.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.

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