Of late Joanne my fiancee has dipped her toes in to baking and is really starting to enjoy it. She will openly admit she hasn't much baking experience but is really trying to expand and try new things. So today Joanne (you may know her as one half of LovelyGirlieBits) has prepared this excellent biscuit recipe. I can vouch that these are so good, I steamrolled through three quarters of them, so I am sure you will love them too. Anyways I now hand over the reigns to Joanne :)
Usually when Will heads home to Limerick every couple of weeks, he sets me a challenge to bake something. I'm not a baker at all, far from it, but I do enjoy trying to make something new on his return back to Dublin. This week I looked through Miranda Gore Browne's book - Biscuit. I wanted to try something that was easy and not too complicated as Will wouldn't be here to help me with my questions. I decided to make Lemon Drizzle Biscuits and not only were they simple to make but they are so tasty too!
85g unsalted butter, softened
115g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
175g plain flour
50g ground almonds
80g icing sugar, sifted
Juice of 1 lemon
First thing to do is to pre heat the oven to 180C/170 fan or gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with grease-proof paper.
Next cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest.
Add the egg yolks one at a time and mix well after each addition.
Once thoroughly mixed, add in the flour and ground almonds and mix until a dough forms. For me the dough looked like bread crumbs, but once I took it out of the mixer it came together very easily.
With a small bit of flour on your hands break off a bit of the dough and roll into a small ball, around the size of a walnut. Place these on the prepared baking tray about 3cm apart and flatten them with the palm of your hands. Bake for 10-15 minute or until golden brown.
While these are baking, mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice to make the drizzle.
Once the biscuits are finished baking, immediately drizzle a teaspoon of the lemon icing over each one. Allow them to cool on a wire rack.
These are so quick and easy to make and definitely a recipe I am going to try again as they are so yummy!
What is your favourite biscuit recipe?