Crisp Lemon and Butter Biscuits

Crisp Lemon and Butter Biscuits


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About this recipe: This recipe makes a very good, crisp buttery biscuit, which is full of lemony goodness. Feel free to cut the biscuits into any shape you prefer.

Kathleen Dickerson

Makes: 30 biscuits

  • 115g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 65g granulated sugar for sprinkling

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

  1. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg unti light and fluffy. Mix in flour, lemon juice and zest, baking powder and salt. Cover, refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  3. Roll out dough, a small amount at a time, to 6mm thickness on well-floured surface with floured rolling pin. (Keep remaining dough in refrigerator.) Cut with 7.5cm round pastry cutter. Transfer to ungreased baking trays. Sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned on edges. Cool 1 minute on baking trays. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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Reviews (2)


This were really nice! but in my opinion they need way more lemon zest. - 01 Mar 2012


fab! - 22 Feb 2012

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