We bake my special Flat Kathy Lemony Biscuits

You chop up about 250g of butter into small pieces
We get ready to do some baking!

“I’m bored,” I announced this morning, when Reggie woke me up with breakfast in bed, consisting of a bowl of muesli with slivers of fruit scattered ontop. Oh, I love breakfast in bed!

But I was feeling rather cranky because I hadn’t slept well; mind you, I could see that Reggie hadn’t slept too well either. These darn mosquitoes have been plaguing all of us in the household. “Bzzzzzzzz” they go into your ear, just as you’re about to drop off to sleep. Luckily, they don’t bite me, but they still buzz around incessantly, interrupting my sleep.

“Oh, Flat Kathy, I know,” she said, looking at me rather guiltily. “I’ve been neglecting your Exciting Wish List. I’m very sorry. But we’ve got some things planned for the next weekend, alright?”

“But it’s only MONDAY! Can’t we do something nice before then?”

“OK, how about we bake some biscuits today?” she suggested. “My cousin Buller has a birthday coming up on Wednesday, and I want to go visit him.”

“Can I come along?” I asked. “I’d like to meet him too.”

“Sure,” Reggie nodded.

“So are we baking my special Flat Kathy Biscuits?” I asked.

“Yes, those.”

“The lemony ones?” Oooh, I do like the lemony zingy ones!

“Yes, I’m going to take a walk to the shop now, while you have breakfast, to pick up some lemons,” she promised.

So that is how we baked my special Flat Kathy Lemony Biscuits.

Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters of your choice
This is my favourite part – rolling out the dough and cutting out the cookies – there’s always a couple of scraps that are left behind… to taste, you know?

The ingredients:

  • 250g butter
  • 500g flour
  • 250g sugar (or less, if you are watching your figure)
  • Grated lemon rind and juice of half lemon (or more, if you like)
  • 2 eggs

The method:

  1. Chop 250g butter into small pieces, and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Weigh 500g flour and sieve into the mixing bowl.
  3. Weigh 250g sugar (we only added about 150g) and add to the bowl.
  4. Grate the rind off a well-washed lemon, and toss into the bowl.
  5. Squeeze the juice out of half the lemon and add to the mix. (If you like it really lemony and zingy, then just add the juice from the whole lemon.)
  6. Crack in two eggs.
  7. Knead all the ingredients together – it is a bit messy at the beginning, but just persevere: keep kneading until you get a ball of dough. You may need to add some more flour if it is too wet.
  8. Wrap the dough in some waxed paper and leave in the fridge to cool for about an hour.
  9. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, and use your favourite cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.
  10. Place on a baking tray (you can put on a sheet of waxed paper if you like).
  11. Bake in the oven until golden brown. 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes in a normal oven (heat from below first, then heat from the top), or 160 degrees for 10-12 minutes in a convection oven.
  12. Remove from the oven, allow to cool – or not – and nibble away to your heart’s content!

20 thoughts on “We bake my special Flat Kathy Lemony Biscuits

    1. Yes, indeed, Patty – I am always ready for an adventure! I wonder where I’ll be in a year’s time? Wining and dining in the south of France? Sun-tanning on the beaches of Bali? Abseiling down the Grand Canyon? Hiking in the mountains of New Zealand? Ahhh… sooo many things I want to do!

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        1. Yes, well, I think my braids might come undone with the more vigorous activities, like gallopping on a beach, or bungy-jumping off a bridge, or skydiving out of a plane… But luckily, hair can always grow back if I lose it! Besides, it’s all about the adventure, don’t you agree, Patty? 🙂

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  1. Dear F.K. , those biscuits look so delicious. Aren’t you lucky to get breakfast in bed ! I think Reggie is a marvellous host. I’m tempted to hop on the next plane and join you there. I am visiting Ottawa, and it is minus 25 C with the wind chill. “WOWSA!” as my friend Lynne would say.

    I was just looking at your wish list. I didn’t know you were an “Anne of Green Gables” fan. I think you should amend your list to say that you want to visit Green Gables in P.E.I. (Prince Edward Island — home of the creator of the “Anne” books)
    I am sure you’ll get there one day.

    Please say “Hi” to Reggie for me.

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    1. “WOWSA!” indeed, Sybil! My gollygosh, that is freezing! Although I miss home, I don’t really miss that kind of weather…

      Down here, we have had temperatures in the 30s (above zero, that is); in fact, it was so hot on the weekend, that I’ve been tempted to dip my feet in the cool water of the pool! Reggie pointed out that this was not a good idea, as I don’t have a wetsuit. Sigh…

      As to being an “Anne of Green Gables” fan – after Colleen and Kathy pointed out a resemblance between us, perhaps because we both wear our luscious red locks in plaits, Reggie thoughtfully got the DVD for us to watch. I think there’s several, but we have only watched the first one so far. It’s a lovely story – utterly delightful and enchanting! What an excellent tip that I should add Prince Edward Island to my WishList! I shall do so immediately!

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  2. You continue to amaze and delight me F.K. I had no idea you were an accomplished cook/chef, as well as everything else you do. And your sense of adventure is inspiring. No wonder we are all losing our hearts to you!

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    1. Aw, Colleen, you are too kind. Now you’ve made me blush.

      I feel quite bad about being so cranky this morning… It was so kind of Reggie to help me bake my very special lemony biscuits.

      I’m just so eager to fill my life with excitement and daring adventure that I sometimes get a little impatient. Well… I suppose we all have our little faults and foibles.

      So it is heartwarming to know that at least one person out there likes me. Thank you, Colleen.

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    1. Yes, I’ve realised that the best part of it is the test-tasting inbetween, for quality control purposes, naturally. I suppose you’re very good at that, aren’t you, Rosie Bear?

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  3. Nothing beats the taste of home-made bikkies. What a lovely lemon-yellow paste – brilliant pics. If I lived closer, I’d be round there rtaiding your cookie jar!

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    1. Yes, we thought the lemon yellow would go quite well with Flat Kathy’s sunshine yellow complexion. As to raiding the cookie jar, you’d need to hurry, because there ain’t many more left to raid!

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    2. Well, Alison, the cookie jar has been raided so many times now, that there are just crumbs left!

      I don’t know how this could have happened. I had kept my eye on it at all times!

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