July 31, 2006

Yuzu Biscuits

Experimenting in the kitchen again! I came up with a recipe for some yuzu biscuits. It's basically like shortbread, but with a nice hint of citrus flavor. They go well with a cup of hot tea or a glass of milk. Mmm!

©2006 Yuzu Eats

The recipe calls for yuzu juice. Since it's nearly impossible to find fresh yuzus anywhere but Japan, bottled yuzu juice is perfectly fine. You can buy it at a Japanese market or gourmet grocery store.
Yuzu Biscuits
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tbsp. yuzu juice
1 tsp. citrus zest (lemon or lime is fine if you have no yuzus)
½ tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
yellow food coloring (optional)

Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg until light & fluffy. Mix in the flour, yuzu juice, citrus zest, baking powder and salt. If you wish, add a few drops of yellow food coloring and incorporate into the dough to give it a vibrant yellow color. Wrap the dough in wax paper, and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lay dough on a floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough until it's ¼" thick. Use a floured cookie cutter of any shape you want to cut the dough. Placed the cut pieces onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are very light golden brown. Remove cookies from cookie sheets and place on cooling rack. Eat with tea. :)

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At 1/11/2007 9:13 PM, Blogger BuddingCook said...

what's a yuzu?

At 1/11/2007 11:41 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

It's a small citrus fruit that's super tart and really fragrant. You can't really eat it the way you would eat an orange or grapefruit, because its bitterness is too intense. So it's most widely used in cooking and baking, and in perfumes too!


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