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16th Day – Lemon Biscuits

December 16, 2013

Decor-Art Advent Calendar – 8 days to Christmas!
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As this is the last proper week before Christmas Eve, I think it’s time to start testing our baking skills. Do you like baking? I do, but I don’t get to do this often. I guess that’s why time, just before the biggest holidays of the year, is so precious – I get to do stuff that usually I can only dream about (even if it’s “stuff” achieved in my kitchen).

Right. Lets start.

I know that these days your festive tables can be covered in tasty treats that you will find in huge shops, but I refuse to celebrate Christmas with food taken out of another plastic packet! Christmas has to be handmade and homemade, only then it becomes special. So find your best baking shapes – we will be baking lemon stars, rabbits, deer, sheep, snowflakes and fir trees!

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This won’t be difficult, I promise and you will love the result.

Ingredients
150 g flour
1 t spoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
125 g butter (room temperature)
220 g sugar
1 egg
1 lemon

Instructions: In a bowl mix flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Combine butter and sugar, stir well, add an egg, grated zest and juice of one lemon and stir well once again. Add dry ingredients (flour etc.) and knead your dough. make sure it doesn’t stick to your fingers – you might need to add some more flour. Form a ball, wrap it in tin foil and leave in the fridge for an hour.

Roll out your dough (make it quite thin). Using your baking shapes cut out little animals, stars and other pretty things. Lay them out on a baking tray covered in baking paper and bake for about 7 minutes (oven temperature 180 C degrees).

Here’s what they will look like:

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Do come back tomorrow! K.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2013 1:00 pm

    These look almost too pretty to eat.:)

    • December 18, 2013 4:40 pm

      Oh, thank you! These snowflakes weren’t so easy to make, so eating them seemed like an act of cruelty… Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated. K.

      P.S. Merry Christmas!

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