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Lemon Shortbreads  Veg   CD  CBF  25mins plus chilling



Makes approx 24     Cold  Vegetarian Biscuits  Cookies Baked Fayre



   300g/11oz Plain Flour

   A pinch of Salt

   250g/9oz Butter, softened

   125g/5oz Icing Sugar

   2 Egg Yolks

   The grated Zest of 2 Lemons




1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.


2. Place the butter, icing sugar, egg yolks, and lemon zest in the centre of the flour and mix well.


3. Knead gently and collect the mixture together, then wrap in Clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.


4. Preheat the oven to 220C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease some baking sheets.


5. Roll the chilled dough out to 5mm/1/4 - inch on a lightly floured surface and cut into round biscuits with a biscuit cutter. 


6. Place on the baking sheets well spaced apart and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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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.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


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Wire Rack


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