Breton butter biscuit recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 30 biscuits
  • 320 gr. of flour (2.4 cup or 11.42 oz)
  • 120 gr. of sugar (2/3 cup or 4.28 oz)
  • 12 gr. of vanilla sugar (1 tablespoon or 0.48 oz)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200 gr of melted salted butter (1.7 cup or 7.14 oz)
  • 1 untreated lemon zest
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of powdered sugar
  1. Mix flour, sugar and vanilla sugar. Make a puit in the center. Add 2 egg yolks, melted butter and untreated lemon zest. Knead and form a ball. Cover with kitchen film and leave to rest for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 150 °C (300°F). Put greaseproof paper on baking tray and reserve.
  3. Roll dough in between to baking sheets to the appropriate thickness (3 mm or 0.1 inch). Cut out circles of dough (diameter 7 cm or 2.75 inches) using cutter and put on baking tray.
  4. Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water. Apply on biscuit using a cooking brush. Spread some iced sugar and bake for 30 minutes.
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