Breton Biscuits

The cookies get their name from a region in France, Brittany and are known for their buttery taste.
Recipe: Martha Stewart
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour and some for dusting
1 cup Cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1large egg +4 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 sticks Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • Preheat the oven to 325F with racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Sift the dry ingredients-All purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder and salt
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until it doubles in volume about 2 to 3 min
  • Add the butter in four parts and beat until well combined
  • Add the flour on low speed and beat until well combined
  • Place the dough on a lighly floured surface.Divide the dough in half and flatten them and wrap in plastic.Refrigerate for about 30 min
  • On a lightly floured surface, place one of the discs and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.Do the same with the other one and place the discs on the prepared baking sheets.Refrigerate for about 15 min
  • Remove from the fridge and using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut out rounds and place the rounds about 1 1/2 inches apart
  • Whisk the egg and a table spoon water and brush on top of the cut out rounds.Using a knife, score a lattice pattern and make sure you don't cut all the way through
  • Bake until the edges are golden, about 18 to 22 min
  • Transfer them to a wire rack and allow the cookies to cool completely
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Love,
Shri

24 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds new to me...checker biscuits is wat I name it :) looks gud

Nandini said...

Ooh! Biscuits are so cute! Must melt in the mouth!

Sushma Mallya said...

perfect looking biscuits..loved the beautiful pic kavitha...surely would be great in taste...

Angie's Recipes said...

They look like waffle biscuits! I bet they are rich and good!

Tina said...

Sounds new to me...Looks crispy and yummy.

Priya said...

I love this biscuits eventhough they are loaded with butter, urs looks so cute and awesome Shri..

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow these look so very perfect:) utterly butterly delicious:)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks totally yummylicious!

shahana said...

OMG!! Perfect!!Looks exactly like wat we get from shops

Latha said...

Mouth watering biscuits. Looks delish.

Latha said...

Beautiful biscuits. Lovely click.

Astra Libris said...

Ohhh, these sound dreamy! :-)

Khaugiri said...

Sounds interesting:) Lovely picture!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

These biscuits sounds wonderful!

Siddhi S said...

WOW WONDERFUL N CRUNCHY BISCUITS

BangaloreBaker said...

They look very much like waffle cookies. Nice job. BTW, I am hosting my first event which is on baking. Check it out if you are interested.
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Gita said...

The biscuits look so good and buttery....nice name too :)

Parita said...

utterly butterly delicious!!!

Nostalgia said...

Wow.. that look crumbly good. A nice name for the cookies too...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

so crispy ..looks cute cookies

nazarina said...

Mmmmm, love your presentation of these Breton beauties! C,mon over to my house and bake these for a bake sale for charity.We shall treat you well!

Preety said...

they looks so perfect

tasteofbeirut said...

Les biscuits bretons! Can't tell you how many times I have devoured these when I lived in France! I am so happy to have the recipe now thanks to you.

Pavithra said...

Looks sooo good and yummy!!..perfect looking...

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