Lemon and Condensed Milk Biscuits

  
These biscuits are honestly more like cookies, but they taste delicious. They have such a unique taste combination, and are pretty moist, which would be probably better than a dry biscuit. These cookies are also apparently a popular delicacy in Botswana, and so this international aspect is quite cool! Replace the all purpose flour with gluten free plain flour to make this recipe gluten free.

Adapted from: http://travelbystove.palfreymedia.com/botswana-recipes-lemon-and-condensed-milk-biscuits.asp

Ingredients:

  1. 2-3/4 cup all purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 1 cup butter
  5. 1/2 cup caster sugar
  6. 200ml sweetened condensed milk
  7. 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  8. 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  9. 2-3 tablespoons milk

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the caster sugar.
  3. Add the condensed milk and mix well.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon rind, making sure it’s well combined.
  5. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix well together.
  6. Stir in the milk.
  7. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes (it will harden slightly during this time, so you can easily shape it for baking).
  8. Take about 3/4 tablespoon sized pieces, roll into balls and flatten slightly on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms start to grow brown.
  10. Let it sit for about 3-5 minutes before eating.

  

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