Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Linzer Torte Biscuits

While on Holiday in South Australia recently, I noticed that Cardamon was the spice flavor of the month. This reminded me that I have a yummy biscuit recipe with Cardamon that I have been meaning to convert to Thermomix. The Thermomix proved to simplify the process, and it makes about 40 biscuits.

180g. plain flour
240g. sugar
240g. butter (melted)
2 egg yolks
60g. ground almonds
Grated rind and juice of 1 medium sized lemon
Red jam
2 generous teaspoonfulls of ground Cardamon

Remove the rind from the lemon with a vegetable peeler and drop on to the blades set at speed 7, for 10 seconds.
Add melted butter, yolks and lemon juice and zap speed 5 for 5 seconds.
Add rest of the ingredients and zap, 20 seconds, speed 7

Scrape into bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Set oven at 160c. FF

Roll out about 1/4 of the mixture at a time to about 1/2 cm. thick. Cut into rectangles about 5/6 cm. by 3cm., ( I vary the size) I use the Thermo mat sprinkled with flour.
When ready for the oven, on the oven baking sheet ,dribble red jam down the center of each biscuit. I use plum and raspberry jam, and put it in a plastic sauce bottle with a small hole in the top.

Bake at 160c. FF for 15 to 20 minutes.

When cooked,biscuits should be brown around edges, let sit for 5 minutes to set up.
Then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

This recipe would also make an exsellent tart shell.

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