Lemon and Poppyseed Shortbread Wedges

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    Lemon and Poppyseed Shortbread Wedges

    Lemon and Poppyseed Shortbread Wedges


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    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.

    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)

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