Thursday, 20 March 2014

LEMON CHEESE DODGERS

First thing first, lemon cheese is not a block of cheddar flavoured with lemon or anything like that, it is basically good quality curd. My mam and dad brought me some home when they went to the Wensleydale creamery and I’ve been wanting the delicious pot up. Imagine a jammy dodger but fresher, with lemon. That’s what these biscuits are. I’m really not ashamed that the little bit of sun we had last week has produced 3 citrus recipes in the last month. Bring on summer and more citrus!

150g flour
75g corn flour
¼ tsp baking powder
Pinch salt
50g sugar
2 tbsp butter
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 egg
Lemon cheese or curd for filling (you need about ½ a tsp for each dodger)

Makes 18-20 dodgers.
Heat the oven to fan160/180c/4. Line two trays with baking paper or parchment. Have a small biscuit cutter, and another less than half the size of this one ready for when cutting the biscuits.

Mix together all of the dry ingredients then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles very fine breadcrumbs. Zest in the lemon then add the juice and the egg and stirs around until the mixure forms a dough. If it looks too dry add a few splashes of water, but go steady because you don’t want the mixture to be sticky.

Form the mixture into a ball and roll out, to about the thickness of a £1 coin on a lightly floured surface. Begin to cut out little circles of the mixture and transferring them onto the baking trays, constantly re-rolling the left over mixture to get more biscuits. When you have them all lined up, take a smaller cutter and remove the centre of half of the circles. If you want to roll out the little circles to get a few more biscuits, go ahead. Why waste?


Once all the mixture is used, bake the biscuits for around 10 minutes until hard and lightly coloured. Transfer onto a wire rack and leave to cool. When all the biscuits are cool you can begin to fill. Spoon about ½ tsp of lemon curd onto each whole biscuit and top with the holey biscuits to form a little dodger. Enjoy with a cup of tea. 


2 comments:

  1. I love a bit of lemon...will have to give these a go!

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  2. Wow! I am not a huge lemon-y kind of guy but this sounds incredible and your awesome photo simply just makes it irresistible!

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