Sunday, October 16, 2005

My Nan's Vanilla Biscuits

This recipe is in ounces as well, its my Nan's and it just seems wrong to transpose it to grams...

The biscuits
6oz butter
6oz sugar
3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
12 oz plain flour

- cream butter and sugar until pale
- beat in egg yolks until well incorporated
- add vanilla
- fold through flour
- turn onto a floured kitchen bench, roll out until about 1/2 cm thick (you can do them thinner if you like a crispier thinner biscuit)
- cut out into shapes, place on baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
- Cool
- Ice with traditional lemon icing.

The Icing
I don't have measurements for this as I've been making it since I was about 8 and the quantities vary every single time:

A good amount of icing sugar (probably 2 cups)
A lump of butter (probably a big heaped teaspoon) - melted
Lemon juice
Boiling water

- mix the icing sugar, butter and a swig of the lemon juice - add more juice and/or water (taste as you go along and you'll know which one to add) to get a good spreading consistency.

Eat until you feel a bit sick from all the buttery, sugary, lemony goodness.