Lemon Spice Biscuits

    Lemon Spice Biscuits


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    These are absolutely delicious spicy biscuits made with molasses and brushed with a lemon glaze. Not at all hard to make and perfect for a snack.

    Serves: 36 

    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup (125g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 3 cups (375g) sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
    • 1/2 cup mixed peel, finely chopped
    • 1 egg white, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) sifted icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours27min 

    1. In a large bowl beat the egg, brown sugar and honey until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, bicarb soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; stir into the molasses mixture. Stir in the almonds and peel. Cover or wrap dough and chill overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease baking trays. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 5mm thickness. Cut into 5x8cm rectangles. Place biscuits 4cm apart onto baking trays.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven until firm. While still warm, brush the biscuits with the lemon glaze.
    4. To make the glaze: In a small bowl stir together the egg white, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix in the icing sugar until smooth.

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