My citrus lemon and lime cookie recipe with poppy seeds
|Lemon and Lime zest cookies with poppy seeds|
Ingredients for making my Lemon and Lime Cookies
125 grammes of softened unsalted butter
175 grammes of caster sugar
The zest and juice from 1 lemonThe zest and juice from 1 Lime
250 grammes of plain flour
20 grammes of poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
|Grating a lemon to add it's zest to my cookies|
Making my lemon and lime cookies with poppy seeds
1. I started by melting the butter and sugar together in a large bowl perched over the top of a small bowl of hot water to allow the steam to warm the base of the bowl and slowly melt the butter. I find it's a great way to stop it being heated too quickly and curdling.
2. I then grated the zest from a lemon and a lime, adding it to the mixture as well as a healthy squeeze of the juices from both fruits.
|Lemon and Lime zest ready to use in my biscuits|
5. I split the mixture in two, then rolled it into balls and covered with cling-film and placed in the fridge for an hour to harden.
|Tow balls of cookie dough in the fridge ready to roll out|
|Two long tubes of lemon and lime cookie dough ready to go back into the refrigerator for an hour|
8. I then baked my lemon and lime cookies for 12 minutes at 170 Celsius (325 Fahrenheit or Gas Mark 3)
|My lemon and lime zest cookies with poppy seed straight from the oven|
|Lemon and Lime biscuits and a cuppa- Nothing better for a relaxing afternoon|