butter or vegetable
teaspoons baking powder
lemon (rind and juice)
- Rub the butter or shortening
into the flour, stir in the sugar and baking powder, and
grate over the rind
of the lemon.
up the egg and strain
in the lemon juice; add these to the dry ingredients, mix into a stiff
dough, and knead for a few minutes.
out, cut into small
biscuits, and bake in a quick oven for about ten minutes.
|In British English, a
biscuit is a hard baked sweet or savoury product like a small, flat
cake, which in North America may be called a "cookie" or "cracker". The
term biscuit also applies to sandwich-type biscuits, where a layer of
'cream' or icing is sandwiched between two biscuits. In the UK,
"cookie" is usually only used in specific terms such as "chocolate chip
cookie" or to refer to larger, softer American style biscuits.
Sweet biscuits are commonly eaten as a snack and are
generally made with wheat flour or oats and sweetened with sugar or
honey. Varieties may contain chocolate, fruit, jam, nuts or even be
used to sandwich other fillings. There is usually a dedicated section
for sweet biscuits in most UK supermarkets. In Britain, the digestive
biscuit and rich tea have a strong cultural identity as the traditional
accompaniment to a cup of tea, and are regularly eaten as such. Many
tea drinkers "dunk" their biscuits in tea, allowing them to absorb
liquid and soften slightly before consumption.