Lemon and Poppy Seed Biscuits

These Lemon and Poppy Seed Biscuits are a lovely light flavoured biscuit. Perfect with a cup of tea and also for school lunch boxes.

The first time I made them, I didn’t have any plain flour left (I used this recipe from taste.com) so thought I could get away with using self raising flour. The lemon biscuits tasted great – they were just flatter than pancakes as you can see below!
Lemon Biscuits

Second time around though I used plain flour and had proper size biscuits!

Lemon and Poppy Seed Biscuits

Lemon Biscuits
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 175°C.

2. The dough makes about 36 biscuits so depending on the size of your trays you will need 2 or 3 lined with baking paper.

Lemon Biscuits
3. To a medium size bowl add sugar. Chop butter into chunks and soften butter in the microwave for about 15 – 20 seconds.

Lemon Biscuits
4. Cream the butter and sugar with and electric beater.

5. Once light and creamy add an egg and use the beater again to make sure it is well combined.

Lemon Biscuits
6. To the butter mixture add in combined flour and baking powder, poppyseeds, lemon rind and lemon juice.

Lemon Biscuits
7. Mix with a spoon until a dough is formed.

Lemon Biscuits
8. Use about a tablespoon of mixture for each biscuit and roll them into balls.

9. Leave room on trays for spreading.

10. Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to turn a light golden colour.

Lemon Biscuits
11. Let them sit on the trays for a few minutes to harden, before moving them to a wire rack to cool further.

Lemon Biscuits

Lemon and Poppy Seed Biscuits
 
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Recipe type: lunch box
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. The dough makes about 36 biscuits so depending on the size of your trays you will need 2 or 3 lined with baking paper.
  3. To a medium size bowl add sugar. Chop butter into chunks and soften butter in the microwave for about 15 - 20 seconds.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar with and electric beater.
  5. Once light and creamy add an egg and use the beater again to make sure it is well combined.
  6. To the butter mixture add in combined flour and baking powder, poppyseeds, lemon rind and lemon juice.
  7. Mix with a spoon until a dough is formed.
  8. Use about a tablespoon of mixture for each biscuit and roll them into balls.
  9. Leave room on trays for spreading.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to turn a light golden colour.
  11. Let them sit on the trays for a few minutes to harden, before moving them to a wire rack to cool further.

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