Sugar Biscuits


4 oz butter or firm margarine
4 oz caster sugar
1 tspn lemon (or orange) rind
1 egg, separated
¼ tspn salt
6 oz plain flour
1 oz semolina
Caster sugar for sprinkling

Lightly cream together butter, sugar and lemon rind.  Work in egg yolk and salt until blended.  Add flour and semolina and combine to make a firm paste.  If a little soft, wrap in cling film and leave in fridge for a short while.

Roll out thinly on a floured board and cut into shapes.  Place on a lightly greased baking tray. Whisk egg white lightly to liquefy it and brush tops of biscuits and dredge with caster sugar.

Bake near top of oven – Gas Mark 4, 350 deg. F, for 12-15 mins until pale golden.  Leave on tray 1 or 2 mins to crisp, then to cooling rack. 

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