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Everyday biscuits with the taste of lemon.
- Sieve the flour.
- Cream the margarine and sugar very well until light and creamy.
- Beat the egg and lemon rind. If you like, add 1/4 teaspoon of lemon essence.
- Add the sieved flour. If required, add a little milk to make a dough.
- Turn the mixture on to a floured board. Knead until smooth.
- Roll out thinly. Prick all over with a fork. Stamp into rounds.
- Place the biscuits on a greased baking tin.
- Bake in a moderate oven at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
- VARIATION 1 : SHREWSBURY SANDWICH
- Stamp half the mixture into round biscuits and an equal number with about 20 or 25 mm. (3/4" or 1") hole in the middle to make a ring.
- When a quite cold, spread the biscuits with jam and stick a ring on each. Dredge with icing sugar then fill the hole with jam or lemon curd.
- VARIATION 2 : TRAFFIC LIGHT BISCUITS
- Cut biscuits into fingers about 75 mm. x 25 mm. (3" x 1"). Stamp out 3 circles in half the number. Sandwich together with jam.
- Dredge with icing sugar, then fill the 3 holes with red, yellow and green coloured jam.
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