Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Linzer Cookies by Keli Cancala

A little afternoon treat... Linzer, a kind of 'tea biscuit' which originates from Austria... quick and simple to make.

Linzer recipe:
100g icing sugar or fine light brown sugar
200g butter
300g pastry flour
50g ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp yoghurt
Zest of 1 lemon
strawberry or raspberry jam

Mix all ingredients together by hand or with a food processor, put into the fridge for an hour. Divide the dough in 2, and on the floured surface, roll them out to 1/8 inch or even a bit thiner. Cut the rolled out pastry into round shapes and also, into half of your circles, cut a smaller circle in the centre (these become pairs). Now bake them for 7-8 minutes at 190 Celsius. When cooled, put jam on the whole circles and stick the cut-out circle on top. Dust them lightly with icing sugar.

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