Saturday, February 11, 2012

Linzer biscuits with honey

Posted by Alida - My Little Italian Kitchen


Hello I am Alida and this is my first post! I am really excited!

I love Linzer biscuits but this is the first time I make them. I must say they are very nice and quite easy to make.
I have changed the recipe slightly and did not put any nuts in them and I tried using honey instead of sugar. The result was a nice crumbly biscuit with a delicate flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g self raising flour
  • the zest of one lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 g sugar (or 3 tbsp of honey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 125 g butter
  • 3 tbsp of red jam
  • icing sugar

Put the flour on your work top and make a small hole in the middle. Add the egg, salt, sugar,the softened butter cut into piecesWork quickly and shape it into a ball. Put it in the fridge for 20 minutes.

With a rolling pin roll the pastry flat about 1/2 cm thick and with a round pastry cutter cut some circles about 8 cm diameter.

On half of them, with a smaller pastry cutter, make a hole in the middle.

Cook at 200 C for about 10-15 minute until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and place the biscuits on a rack to cool.

Spread some jam on the biscuits without a hole and dust some icing sugar on the others. Then lay the two sides together like a sandwich.



23 comments:

Rena said...

Just beautiful, Alida! Welcome to the group. :)

Lu Canela said...

They look delicious <3

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy biscuits..

Vicki Bensinger said...

These are beautiful. I haven't made these in such a long time. You've inspired me.

Winnie said...

Your cookies look delicious and perfectly shaped
wonderful idea to use honey instead of sugar

Teena Mary said...

Fabulous & pretty treat perfect for a Valentine!! If you are willing to, you can share this recipe with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

Balvinder Ubi said...

They look awesome. I always want to try when I look at them.

Asmita said...

Linzer cookies are my favorite. These look super yummy!!!

maha said...

These are beautiful. looks great

Elpiniki said...

These look great! Beautiful presentation too!

Tina said...

Delicious post here! While there are a lot of different flavors you can choose from, my favorite are these-yum. Also, great job on the presentation, they look very professional!

Clairejustine said...

Looks to beautiful to eat...I would love to eat them :)

Alessandra said...

Super yummy! +1 from me!!

Ciao
Alessandra

Alessandra said...

PS
Ok to + 1 here Alida?? I did for the peppers too in the other blog :-)

Mario said...

Hi and greetings from California! Oh my, these cookies are darn cute! the flavors are so delicious. And your photos belong on the cover of a magazine. Great job!

elly said...

Sono bellissimi e buonissimi!!! Complimenti!

Now Serving said...

artistic and delicious biscuits - Tea-time now - wouldn't a couple of those be perfect right now (sigh)

Heli said...

Hi Alida. I m so very happy to follow you and your blog..

BertiesBakery said...

These look beautiful, not to mention delicious!

Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen/Sutherland Soap Creamery said...

They are gorgeous! Yummy!

Carmen Anderson said...

These are soooo gorgeous! I love the idea of using honey, I bet they are yummy too! :->

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

These are beautiful!

LinsFood said...

I think they look absolutely delightful! Well done on your first, mine too!