Tuesday, 9 February 2016


I haven't been at all well this last week. Proper bout of man flu going on here. It's very sad for me let me you! When you're feeling a little under the weather then nothing is going to get rid of that foggy head better than some honey and lemon. Combine those medicinal flavors in a baked treat and you have my honey lemon biccies. Don't worry, they don't taste like chewing a cough drop, the suitableness of these two healing flavors combined with a classic biscuit dough is just what you need for a little pick me up to put a smile on your face!

 If your not a fan of honey and lemon but still want a biscuit treat, leave out the honey and zest in this recipe and you still end up with a scrumptious buttery biccie, perfect for dunking into a big mug of tea. You may need to bake the biscuits in batches as you will get 25 discs of golden yumminess out of this recipe and unless you have a massive oven and baking trays you ain't going to get them all in at once;

Honey And Lemon Biscuits

150g Slightly Softened Butter
100g Golden Caster Sugar
2 Tbsp Honey
200g Plain Flour 
Zest Of 1 Large Lemon
(And A Smidge More Golden Caster Sugar For Sprinkling) 

  1. Place the butter, sugar and honey into a food processor and blitz together until combined, light and fluffy. Add in the flour and lemon zest and keep blitzing until a rough dough forms.
  2. Tip the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for around 30 seconds to bring the dough completely together into a smooth ball. Wrap the dough ball in film and pop in the fridge in two hours to cool and rest.
  3. Once the dough has rested and cooled, turn your oven up to190 degrees (170 fan) and line a baking tray with grease proof paper (or use a silicon baking sheet).
  4. Unwrap the dough and take a 20g piece of the dough, roll into a little ball between your hands, place on the baking tray and then flatten with the palm of your hand into a disc roughly 1/2cm thick. 
  5. Repeat with the rest of the dough, spacing the discs about two fingers width apart on the tray until all the dough has been used (you may need to do two batches). Prick the top of each disc with a fork.
  6. Pop the tray in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden, firm around the edges and slightly soft in the centre. 
  7. Remove the biscuits from the oven, sprinkle them all with a light coating of golden caster sugar and then leave them to cool and firm up further for around five minutes before taking a spatula and transferring the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.
You might notice that I added some purple sprinkles to my biccies as I was making them pretty for a party. You can decorate your biscuits however you wish. Just mix together a tbsp or two of icing sugar with a smidge of water and stir, adding a bit more water at a time until a water icing is formed that is runny but still thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Drizzle this icing over the biscuits and then use it as a glue to sprinkle over any decorations you wish. This is a great way to keep the kids busy as well, they'll love getting messy with the icing and throwing sprinkles everywhere. My honey lemon biccies are a treat for all the family whether you're feeling poorly or not! Bake yourself a batch and see for yourself!

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