Sunday, 24 January 2016
Langue du Chat Biscuits
The ingredients we used were -
50g icing sugar
Orange zest (we used about a tablespoonful)
Vanilla pod seeds (we used about a pod's worth)
1 medium egg white
50g plain flour, sifted (we used Dove's Gluten Free)
pinch of salt
Surprisingly simple to make, we started by creaming the butter and icing sugar till light and creamy.
Next, the orange zest, vanilla seeds and salt were mixed through.
Then the egg white was fully incorporated before beating the flour in a little at a time.
The result was a fairly stiff dough which was put in a re-useable piping bag with a plain 1cm nozzle.
Piping 8cm long lines of the mix on silicone covered baking sheets, leaving quite a space between them, the mix produced 14 biscuits.
Baking the biscuits in a pre-heated oven (at 170ºC) for 10 minutes, they were checked, and then returned to bake for another 1-2 mins as required. We were aiming for a firm bake with a golden edge.
They were deemed a great success by all!
In future we will make a double batch, pipe one half of the biscuits close together then freeze on the tray before bagging and freezing for baking, from frozen, when needed. We think they'll only need an extra minute or two of baking to cook from frozen.