Springtime lime tea biscuits

    50 min

    These are light, buttery tea biscuits bursting with citrus flavour. Perfect for a spring day.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • 80ml milk
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 2 teaspoons lime zest
    • 225g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • Glaze
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Combine the 2 teaspoons of lime juice with the milk, let stand for 5 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 150g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the lime zest and milk mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarb, blend into the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the ungreased baking trays.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are light brown. Allow biscuits to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
    4. To make the glaze, stir together the remaining lime juice and sugar. Brush onto cooled biscuits.

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    Really loved these. Simple to make and super light. Not much colour to them hence added a cranberry to top of cookie prior to baking. Glaze makes biscuit truly tangy.  -  22 Jun 2010


    My daughter who does not usally cook made these she found the instructions excellent and the biscuits were really lovely  -  23 Jun 2009


    Good recipe all the family enjoyed. However I agree they were pale and rather cake like so I put them back in until golden brown all over (kept checking but I think about double the time) they were then more like a biscuit and what i was looking for. Gobbled up quickly by the family a good bribe to get them to make the accompanying cups of tea.  -  14 Aug 2013