Sunday, June 11

Ummm, another weather post

While it didn't actually rain ALL day today it was ferking cold and very windy. So, I stayed in bed until the crack of noon with the papers and the cats, fortified by coffee & toasted walnut bread care of Mr Brown.
As a reward for his good husbanding I made him some biscuits. Lemon and polenta biscuits as a matter of fact. Little cat-shaped heart-attack biscuits, truth be told (200g of butter - gasp, stagger about etc etc).
They are as it happens, tres good. Obviously buttery, lemony and crunchy.
For those who'd like to try this at home...

Lemon Polenta Biscuits
200g unsalted butter, softened & cubed
150g caster sugar
Finely grated zest from 2 (home-grown, ok, yes, I'm showing off) lemons
4 egg yolks
300g plain flour, sifted if you could be bothered, I don't
150g polenta
You need a 200C oven & 2 baking trays lined with paper.
Wack the butter, sugar & lemon zest in the electric mixer and wizz until pale & creamy. Add one yolk at a time, allowing to mix in each time. Slowly add the flour and then the polenta.
When combined, empty out onto the kitchen bench and form into a ball, wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge until firm (ooh, let's say 30 minutes, time to wash up anyway).
Then, dust the benchtop with flour and roll out your biscuit ball until it's about 5mm and cut out with your puss-cat cutter (or any 6cm round cutter, largish anyway). You should get about 30. Gently lift the biscuits onto the papered trays and pop in the hot (200C) oven for 10-12 minutes or until light golden. As a fan of the Siamese cat I liked that the ears and tail darkened a bit more on several.Cool on wire racks and be prepared to wack Mr Brown's hands away with a wooden spoon! As is clear from the photie above, I heartily recommend a glass of a nice crisp white while baking - helps the cook keep her cool (don't worry, it was well past 5pm).
I should probably say where the recipe came from, twas the June 2005 Delicious magazine.


caw said...

Insane little kitty kat biskits - I love them! I might try to make these if I can make the fire alarm PROMISE not to go orf.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

So many lemons left I'm orf to make Almond Lemon Curd right now!