Lemon and Poppyseed Shortbread Wedges

    40 minutes

    You bake this lemony shortbread in circles that have been cut into wedges. You can use any sugar for sprinking if you don't have any demerara.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 170g butter, room temperature
    • 1/3 cup (60g) icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 2/3 cups (200g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
    • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. In a large bowl, cream butter and icing sugar. Stir in poppy seeds and lemon juice.
    2. Gradually add flour; add lemon rind and mix well. Divide dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 10cm circle.
    3. Transfer to ungreased baking trays. Cut each circle into six wedges. Prick dough with a fork. Sprinkle with demerara sugar
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool for 4 minutes before removing to wire racks. Break into wedges when cool.

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    The tang of the lemon with the shortbread is divine!  -  29 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I looked at this recipe a few times but never got around to trying it. I have always baked just the traditional shortbread which I love, so I was not sure what I would think of the lemon and poppy seeds. I finally decided to give it a try and I am so pleased that I did. I made a couple of changes, I halved the quantity of poppy seeds and added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a further 1 tablespoon of Limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur). As I cut small individual biscuits I only had to allow a baking time of 15 minutes. Like with all the shortbread I bake, I do not sprinkle the sugar on the top until they have come out of the oven and about to cool. Pleased with the changes I had made, the end result was light and fresh. Perfect to serve with coffee to finish off my Italian dinner this evening.  -  21 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Mine came out a bit floury- not sure what to do other than using less flour? Didn't make very much, BUT.... they did taste amazing!!! thank you!  -  16 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)