Bittersweet

Unfortunately our neighbours are moving and we had a farewell dinner today. I needed a recipe for a quick dish or dessert and opted for butter cookies with an orange zest rim. The recipe is from a cookies cookbook called (duh) ‘Cookies, biscuits, bars and brownies’. And it is a recipe for disaster, so don’t try this at home…

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You mix 175g butter with 90g sugar. I added some thistle tea to give it an extra flavour. When they are combined in a fluffy mix you add 250g flour.

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Then knead the dough into a roll and cover it with demerara sugar. I added orange zest as well to complement the tea in the dough.

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I put the cookie roll in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then I cut it into 1cm thick pieces and bake the cookies for 20 minutes in the oven.
They should have looked like Sablés but I ended up with unattractive and as it turned out inedible blobs.

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Very disappointing and a shame for all the ingredients that went to waste!

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