Thursday, 24 May 2012

▲△ postcard from the lakes

we received this postcard from my Mummy
she'd been to visit my sister in the Lake District
so we had to make the recipe on the card!

buttermere biscuits

you will need ....
220g plain flour
110g butter
90g caster sugar
45g currants {we used a mix of dried fruit}
grated rind of a lemon
half a teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg ~ beaten

preheat the oven to 180c/gas 4
line and grease some baking sheets
rub the butter into the flour until it looks like rubble
stir in the other dry ingredients
and the lemon zest
mix in the beaten egg to make a firm dough
add a few drops of warm water if needed
roll out the dough to 7mm thick and cut out 75mm circles
put onto the greased baking sheets
and bake for 15~20 minutes
until light brown and firm
alternative ~ use soft brown sugar, omit the lemon 
and currants and add 45g each of chocolate chips 
and hazelnuts

1 comment:

  1. mmmmm may give these a try at the weekend :-)


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