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Lime Biscuits     Veg CD CBF 35mins plus cooling



Makes about 30    Cold Vegetarian Cookies  Baked Fayre  



225g/8oz Plain Flour
1 teasp Baking Powder
A pinch of Salt
100g/4oz Butter, softened
275g/10oz Granulated Sugar
1 Whole Egg 

1 Egg Yolk
5 tbsp fresh Lime Juice
2 teasp Grated Lime Zest
Icing Sugar




1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and line some baking sheets with parchment paper.


2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.


3. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream  together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 


4. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until light and creamy then beat in the lime juice and zest until well mixed. 


5. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture to form a soft dough then form into 12mm/1/2-inch balls. 


6. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets, well apart and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.


7. Transfer to a wire rack, sprinkle with icing sugar and allow to cool completely.





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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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Wire Rack


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