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Homework #5 – Lime n Sugar Cookies

I wanted to make something really simple; I was having a friend over for tea who doesn’t like chocolate or cake and likes things citrusy. How complicated we are! So I peeped into my refrigerator and picked up the simplest and the loveliest citrusy ingredient of all – lime.

Got all the zest off using my microphone zester and rubbed into the sugar and had my entire studio smelling of fresh lime. Divine!

These ingredients combine together to give you melt-in-mouth cookies. So good for hot summer days and post a heavy seafood meal.

Lime zest

Lime zest

Lime n Sugar Cookies

Lime n Sugar Cookies

Lime n Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Bake
Cuisine: Cookies
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 24
 
Recipe adapted from - Baking for friends
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 150 gms butter
  • 100 gms icing sugar + 50 gms for dusting
  • Zest of lime
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Lemon extract (if you have a good organic one handy)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl add sugar and lime zest and gently rub them together till the whole world smells of lime.
  3. Add butter to that and mix with a hand mixer for about a minute.
  4. Add lime juice and extract and mix it in again with the blender.
  5. Add the flour and gently mix it in using a spatula.
  6. Gather the dough into a ball and cling wrap and refrigerate for about an hour .
  7. On your baking tray lined with a parchment paper, roll small cookie balls one inch apart and line them up (this measure should give you about 24 cookies)
  8. Bake the cookies for about 15-16 mins until the top of them are slightly brown.
  9. Dust some icing sugar generously even while still warm and then let them cool completely.
  10. Once cooled dust some more of the sugar on top.

 

Lime n Sugar Cookies

Lime n Sugar Cookies

 

Homework #1 – Sables

Fabulously buttery, tender, sandy textured cookies that are so right with tea or coffee!

Sables

Sables – French Cookies

In France, these cookies are known as Sables; in Scotland they are called Shortbread. Be soft and gentle while working on this flour, don’t over beat. Remember ‘sandy’ texture is what you need to aim for. I Can never forget this recipe as it was my first at Le Cordon Bleu – the chef who demonstrate this was ooo la la…Chef Patrick, cuisine chef who came in just to teach us this.

Sables - French Cookies

Sables – French Cookies

Sables
Recipe type: Tea-time Cookies
Cuisine: French
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • 300 gms Flour
  • 150 gms Powdered Sugar
  • 200 gms Butter (cold and chopped pieces)
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla (powdered).
  • Rind of orange
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 160 degree
  2. Zest ¼ of an orange and keep aside
  3. Sift together flour, sugar, vanilla and throw it on the worktable.
  4. Add the cooled and cut pieces of butter to this and start blending this in.
  5. Add the zest.
  6. Mix it well till u get a sandy texture.
  7. Roll it up in a ball and then a log and cut into 4 pieces.
  8. Chill the 4 logs for 30 mins..
  9. Egg wash/milk wash the logs and roll it in the caster sugar.
  10. Slice it and bake for 15 minutes .