Food Monday ~ Lemon Biscuits

Lemon Biscuits
Preheat oven to 180°C

225g softened butter
175g icing sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
finely grated zest of two lemons and juice from one
75g semolina
350g plain flour, sifted
caster sugar to dust

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest.  Mix until well combined.  Add the semolina and the flour and fold through gently.  At this stage, don’t overwork the doughor the biscuits will not be light.  Using your hands gently bring the mixture together while adding the lemon juice.  Wrap in clear film or baking parchment and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Roll the mixture on a lightly floured surface to 1cm thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.  Place the biscuits on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, till lightly golden.  Sprinkle with caster sugar while still hot.  Allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

8 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Lemon Biscuits

  1. Marie

    I don’t make biscuits much either..because they always end so disastrously for me. My dough breaks up and I end up in a right old mess..any tips for me? I do like the sound of these though, so maybe try to be brave and try again.

  2. Lucie

    These sound lovely…. I am loving all of the lemon recipes around at the moment – it signals that spring is nearly upon us! Lovely blog 🙂 Lucie

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Lily – I love anything lemony.

    Marie – I wonder If the dough has too much fat and sugar, it may be so tender that the biscuits are not be able to hold their shape. Years ago I was a little generous with my measures and had to learn with experience to go on the light side when measuring. I now put biscuit dough on a sheet of baking parchment and use the paper and not my fingers to form it into a long sausage. Then folding the paper over into a loose parcel I leave the dough in the fridge for at least 30 mins. It helps the ingredients come together.

    Lucie – Hello and welcome. I will be back to take a look in more detail at your lemon pound cake shortly.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Carole – Apologies. Since I am not a dedicated food blog, I made a decision at the beginning not to photograph each dish. They are easy to make and look like simple cookies/biscuits.


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