Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Lime Sables (Sah-blays).  Light biscuits that dissolve on the tongue.  From this wonderful cookie/biscuit book.

Sables with Lime Zest
Adapted from Cookiepedia
I made a half quantity of this recipe, purely because we prefer to try a different biscuit a couple of times a week, and I ended up with a good 24+ as I cut mine a little thinner.

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of lime zest (I used a microplane)
2 egg yolks
2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup of demerera sugar for rolling

1.    Beat the butter until smooth and creamy.  Add the sugar, salt and lime zest and mix until combined.  Add the egg yolks and mix again.
2.    Gradually add the flour and beat until the dough is moist and fully combined.  Divide the dough in half and using a long peach of cling film or baking paper, make a long round sausage to the size of the biscuit you prefer.  Chill in the fridge until firmed, or even overnight.
3.   When ready, grease biscuit trays or line with baking paper.  Pour the demerera sugar onto a sheet of baking paper as long as the biscuit roll.  Firmly roll the log into the sugar until it is pressed in on all sides.
4.    Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 5mm slices and place on trays leaving 2cm between each.
5.   Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 15 minutes until the cookies are browned around the edges and slightly golden in the centre.
6.   Take your good book to the table, with a cup of tea or coffee and eat!

1 comment:

Bel said...

They look delicious, I would love the recipe
Bel x