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Breton Biscuits

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Introduction

This recipe originates from Brittany where a lot of the sweet dishes also contain salt. I used to buy a lot of these in the supermarket therefore decided to make them myself. Much more delicious and far cheaper!

This recipe originates from Brittany where a lot of the sweet dishes also contain salt. I used to buy a lot of these in the supermarket therefore decided to make them myself. Much more delicious and far cheaper!

Ingredients

Serves: Makes approximately 24 small b

Metric Cups
  • 200 grams unsalted butter (soft)
  • 120 grams caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks (1 for wash with 1 tsp of water)
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 370 grams plain flour
  • 7 ounces unsalted butter (soft)
  • 4¼ ounces superfine sugar
  • 4 egg yolks (1 for wash with 1 tsp of water)
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 13 ounces all-purpose flour

Method

Breton Biscuits is a community recipe submitted by Han71 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • With an electric whisk, whisk the butter, egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Add flour and salt and whisk until it forms a dough. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Roll out to approximately 4mm thickness and cut out biscuits. Place on greased baking tray and brush with the egg wash. Leave 5 mins and repeat egg wash.
  • Mark each biscuit in criss cross lines with a knife. Bake in preheated oven at 160c for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • With an electric whisk, whisk the butter, egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Add flour and salt and whisk until it forms a dough. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Roll out to approximately 4mm thickness and cut out biscuits. Place on greased baking tray and brush with the egg wash. Leave 5 mins and repeat egg wash.
  • Mark each biscuit in criss cross lines with a knife. Bake in preheated oven at 160c for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
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