Thursday, 19 January 2012

How to make Petits-beurre biscuits.

My dear sister had a fantastic Christmas present idea this year, she gave me a Larousse Petits-beurre kit with a mini recipe book, a cookie cutter and a stamp that says 'Homemade' en français. The Dandy Lion market 'Granny's attic' was the perfect opportunity for me to try these babies out  and I chose to make the Pecan ones. Yummy! 

This is what they looked like before the baking. 


I used a piece of rafia ribbon to tie them up. It gave them a terroir/ vintage look. 

If you want to give it a go, this is what you need to do.

To make about 50 biscuits, you need: 200 g sugar, 200 g salted butter, 12.5 cl water, 500 g plain flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 100 g Pecan nuts (crushed). 

Step 1: Place butter, water and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Leave to cool for 20 minutes.

Step 2: In a bowl, mix flour, nuts and baking powder. Add the cooled down liquid.

Step 3: Mix with a wooden spoon first then with hands. 

Step 4: Place the dough in cling film, then in the fridge for 3 hours.

Step 5: Roll out the dough with a bit of flour so it doesn't stick and shape out of the biscuits with cutter. 

Step 6: Place baking paper on a baking tray, space out the biscuits on it then bake for 10-12 minute in a preheated oven (180 degrees).

You can keep them for a few days in a biscuit tin. 

A table!


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