- 250g butter, softened
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 140g golden caster sugar, plus extra
- 1 egg
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- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- zest 2 lemons
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 300g plain flour
- 100g ground almond
- a little milk, to seal
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- about 3 tbsp lemon curd
- flaked almonds, for the top
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Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, zest and a pinch of salt in a large bowl until smooth, then fold in the flour and ground almonds. Shape into 2 rounds, flatten them, then wrap in cling film and chill until firm, about 30 mins.
Roll out 1 piece of dough on a floured surface to about £1 thickness, then stamp out rounds with a 7cm cutter. Brush all over with milk, then spoon 20p-size blobs of lemon curd into the middle of half of the rounds.
Carefully lay the remaining rounds on top of the lemon curd, then gently press around the edges with your fingers to seal. Scatter with a little caster sugar and the flaked almonds. Bake for 15 mins until light golden. Repeat with remaining pastry, then squish any offcuts together and re-roll. You can freeze the biscuits before baking, but add up to 5 mins more to the cooking time.
Short of time?
Leave out the lemon curd and just roll and stamp out thick, lemony shortbreads.