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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Winter Sunshine...

It's cold, cold, cold here at the moment. Winter Solstice is upon us, the mornings are dark and it's almost impossible to get the washing dry. These little biscuits are my attempt to inject a little sunshine into our light deprived lives.

Sunshine Biscuits

125 grams butter, softened
2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest
2/3 cup (110g) icing sugar, sifted
1/3 cup (55g) polenta
1 1/3 cups (200g) plain flour, sifted

1 cup icing sugar, sifted
juice of 1/2 lemon (add a few drops of water if necessary)


1.  Preheat oven to 180C/ 375F and lined two trays with baking paper
2.  Cream butter, icing sugar and zest then stir in polenta and flour.
3.  Roll dough out between two sheets of baking paper until it measures about 1-2cm.
4.  Use cutter (or just roll into balls and flatten) and place each biscuit on tray.
5.  Bake for 10 -15 mins or until lightly golden and slightly firm to the touch.
6.  Leave to cool before icing.


  1. I was just thinking about you so came over to see if anything's new. These do look lovely and sunny Caz.
    Keep warm

    1. Thanks Deb. They were a big hit with the family so I've already made a second batch! Sorry I've been out of touch for so long. We've had a problem with our wireless connection over the past month so have only been able to access the internet via my phone which makes commenting and long emails a bit challenging. Hope you're enjoying the sunshine on your side of the pond :)

  2. Mm, I hear ya with the 'cold, cold, cold'! Brr. Waking most mornings now to see a frosty white landscape. Nothing like it to remind you it's properly Winter now!

    I love lemon biscuits, so will have to try these when someone gives us more surplus lemons. :-)

    1. Hi Manu. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. How's that frost going? Not great for growing or animals is it but if you're inside and snug it's my favourite time of year.