Lemon lime butter biscuits
Photo by Michael Craig
Winter citrus is great at the moment - I used limes from my mum's tree and lemons from her friend's for these simple biscuits. They are just about perfect with an afternoon cup of tea. I like to keep a roll of dough in the freezer so that fresh biscuits are never far away.
|1 cup||Plain flour|
|1½ tsp||Baking powder|
|½ cup||White sugar|
|1||Lemon, finely grated zest|
|1 Tbsp||Lemon juice|
|1 Tbsp||Lime juice|
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix to form a soft dough.
- Roll out dough on to a lightly floured surface and roll into a log, about 3-4cm in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes (Note: the mixture will keep in the freezer for a couple of months).
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 180C. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
- Slice the dough into thin rounds and carefully place on the baking tray, leaving space for them to expand. (Note: if you want to add the topping, mix the zest, sugar, and salt together and sprinkle a little bit on top of each round before baking).
- Bake for about 12 minutes until golden. Cool on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely and store in an airtight container. Note: these biscuits are also good iced with a simple lemon icing.
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