Gin and tonic biscuits Recipe

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makes:

16

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 163 kCal 8%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 3.5g 18%
Carbohydrates 21.5g 8%

These gin and tonic biscuits have all the flavours of your favourite refreshing summer drink, but in the form of a biscuit. These soft and crumbly biscuits are made in the style of French rousquilles, which are melt in the mouth biscuits that come from the Languedoc Roussillon region near the Spanish border. Dried juniper berries give these gin and tonic biscuits the recognisable flavour of gin, and the sweet, citrus icing pairs with it to make these biscuits just like a classic G&T. They may taste like a trendy tipple, but don’t actually contain any alcohol. Gin and tonic biscuits are the perfect sweet treat to make for any G&T lover.

Ingredients

  • 2 dried juniper berries
  • 250g flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 85g icing sugar
  • 90g butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 60ml milk
  • For the icing
  • 60g icing sugar
  • drop of lemon extract
  • drop of yellow food colouring

Method

  • Grind the juniper berries in a pestle and mortar. In a food processor, blitz the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, icing sugar, crushed juniper berries with the butter. Add the egg, vanilla and milk, and pulse until the dough comes together, then shape the dough into a ball.

  • Heat the oven to 180C. Pipe the biscuit dough into 16 rings using a piping nozzle 2cm thick, onto a baking tray dusted with flour. Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

  • Mix the icing sugar with lemon extract and gradually add warm water, 1tbsp at a time, to make a runny honey consistency. Stir in the food colouring until you reach the desired colour. Drizzle the icing over the cooled biscuits and allow to set before serving.

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