Monday, May 21, 2012

Mint biscuit

Now, we've finally got a house with a garden, and I can't wait to get started with growing my own veggies and fruits. Luckily the previous owner of the house has kept the garden very nice and neat, there are already thing I can use...

One of the things I found was mint! Humm, nice fresh smell. There was no way I wouldn't experiment with those fresh herbs in my baking. So, I've decided to make biscuits with a "hint of mint" (that's what Andy said...nice rhyming...)

As soon as I started preparing the dough, from the smell of fresh mint and sweet biscuit dough I could already tell they were going to be pretty awesome. After 20 minutes, they came out from the oven nice and golden. We tasted them straight away with our dinner.

I was like..."Oh... my..., I think I'm genius... This is so good!" Yes indeed, it was one of those moments that I was really pleased with my experimental recipe. ;D

We also try them with cheese, which brought the flavour of mint more and tasted really nice too:)

I'm going to try this recipe with other herbs next time!


Flour 100g
Butter 50g
Sugar 50g
Egg yolk 2
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Salt pinch
Fresh mint leaves (chopped) 1 tsp

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc. Cream butter and sugar together.
2. Add egg yolks and mix well. Mix in mint leaves.
3. Fold flour, baking powder and salt into 2.
4. Knead lightly until the mixture come together and smooth.
5. Wrap with cling film and rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 5mm thickness. Cut out the dough and place on a baking sheet.
7. Bake in the preheated (180ºc) oven for 20 minutes or until the biscuits become slightly golden. 

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