First of all, I found some of the biggest red apples I have ever seen in our local fruit and vegetable shop! Take a look at this....
My fifth out of seven kinds of christmas biscuits! These go by different names, but I will use the one that I found in my grandmother's recipe book. Now, I don't know the story behind them, I just remember them from my childhood. Easy to make, really quick as soon as the dough has been left to cool for a little while, and sweet on the tongue. These are crumblicious!
PS. Icing is essential!
(Makes about 46, 55 calories each without icing)
1 egg medium
125 g sugar
175 g butter (I used Flora), melted and slightly cooled
300 g plain flour
1 lemon, zest
1 tsp horn salt
Icing sugar, a few drops of water and a few drops of lemon juice for icing.
-First, whip the egg and sugar together until light and airy.
- Then add the remaining ingredients, and stir well to combine. Use a wooden spoon and combine it so you get a sticky, but nice golden dough. Place in the fridge for at least half an hour. I let it sit overnight.
- Preheat the oven to about 200°C
- Roll out half of the dough at a time, until it's about 2-3 mm flat. Use a medium sized glass and cut out circles. Place on a tray with baking paper. These only rise and don't spread out, so you only need a bit of space between them.
- Place them in the middle of the oven for 5-10 minutes. The biscuits should still be pale, but have a slight golden colour around the edges. Leave on a rack to cool.
- Once they're cool, mix icing sugar, and a few drops each of water and lemon juice. The icing should be a lttle thick, as that helps it dry quicker and prevents it from going all runny.
My dear Grandmother Evelyn, whose birthday would have been today. The bestest mormor there was and will ever be!