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English lemon cookies

English lemon cookies
Yield: 4

English lemon cookies

English lemon cookies recipe

Lemon Meltaways, a recipe for fragrant lemon-scented English biscuits. I was inspired to make these egg-free lemon biscuits after falling in love with the softest lemon biscuits and butter biscuits.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 120 g flour 00
  • 85 g burro
  • 25 g veiled zucchero
  • 15 g starch di more (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 lemon zest (1 untreated lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • to taste icing sugar (for decoration)

Instructions

    1. My Lemon Meltaways are inspired by English lemon biscuits. They would be with lime in the original version, which I invite you to try. You can also make the Orange Meltaways by substituting orange for the lemon.
    2. Remove the butter from the refrigerator 30 minutes before using: it will be easier to work with a whisk.
    3. I used an electric whisk to demonstrate how simple the preparation is, but you can also use the planetary mixer's whisk K (or leaf) in the same order of insertion of the ingredients.
    4. Working with Butter and Sugar - Lemon Meltaways
    5. Work in the cream, whipping cream, butter, and icing sugar for a few minutes, until the mixture is creamy, uniform, and clear.
    6. 1 lemon zest, 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, vanilla extract, and salt Combine with whips.
    7. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch, then mix the powders and incorporate them into the mixture 3-4 times with whips. Compact everything with a spatula.
    8. The Lemon Meltaways dough will be ready in a short time; it is normal for it to be quite soft.
    9. Flip it over onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Work it quickly to create the shape of a 4 cm diameter roll. To give it a more precise shape, roll it up on the work surface with the help of baking paper.
    10. Place it in the freezer for 1 hour, wrapped in baking paper. If you don't have it, place it in the fridge for about 3 hours.
    11. After the time has passed, preheat the static oven to 180 ° C.
    12. Return the roll to the pan and cut it into 1 cm thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, one at a time.
    13. Bake the English biscuits for 13 minutes in a preheated static oven at 180 ° C. They should be clear, with a barely golden base.
    14. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes to allow them to compact before dipping them in a generous amount of icing sugar. You can also place the sugar in a plastic freezer bag with some cookies and gently shake it.
    15. Your Lemon Meltaways are finished! Perfect as a gift or to eat for breakfast or as a snack, or to use as traditional English tea biscuits. You'll be able to smell the perfume!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 36mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 30gProtein 3g

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