Lemon Butter Biscuits | Baketember

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I’m trying out a Jamie Oliver recipe for Lemon Butter Biscuits (you can find it here)

I adore lemon butter thins, they remind me of staying at my Grandma’s and her buying the posh ones from M&S. Nostalgia plays a huge part in my baking life as I am so often brought back to past memories and emotions by certain flavours and smells.

As I’m going on my year abroad- well, tomorrow actually!- and am going to be studying in Granada which is very close to Seville, I thought it was only right to choose a recipe that incorporates a strong, zesty lemon flavour. I am a huge citrus fan, and will often go overboard on lemon, orange and lime flavours but hey, no one has complained yet…!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 125g butter, unsalted, at room temperature
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 lemons (zest)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar

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  • Beat the sugar and butter until pale and creamy.
  • Mix in the egg and continue until the mixture is light and fluffy in consistency- this should take a couple of minutes.
  • Combine the flour, lemon zest, baking powder and salt and form a dough. You can use dough hooks on an electric mixer or alternatively just get down and dirty with this and use your hands!
  • Cover the dough and leave in the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge, lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough until it’s 1/2cm thick.
  • Cut with a cookie cutter of your choice and place on a baking tray covered in parchment.
  • Sprinkle with the demerara  sugar and then bake in the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

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Thank you Jamie for the recipe, and thank you to my Grandma for the memories that lemon biscuits will always bring for me.

Lots of Love,
Daisy xxx


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  1. September 6, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Whoa!! These look so amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • September 6, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      They’re really yummy, my family ate them all within a day!!x

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