On a rainy day, I begin to think back to my grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. I wondered what type of sweet recipes they would make for their families. Being of English, Dutch, and Irish descent it peaked my curiosity even more. Since my ancestry is more to the English side I would begin my search for an English sweet.
I discovered a website that got my attention right away since it was solely based on historic recipes. The website is Kitchen Historic and Anje works her way from the 1270’s to the 1980’s. Anje takes the original recipes and adapts it to a modernized version we can work with. The recipe that really caught my eye was Lemon Biscuits. I know what you are thinking. Lemon biscuits, doesn’t really sound that appealing and being from the south why would you even think about it. Well, remember I mentioned my ancestry was more on the English side? What do the typically English refer to cookies as? Now you are catching on, it’s biscuits.
Refreshing Lemon Biscuits
This Lemon Biscuit recipe is very simple with simple ingredients any would have in 1861. The flavor has a delightfully refreshing taste. If you are a lemon lover then this one is right for you. You are almost sure to have all the ingredients in your pantry to give these favor bursting biscuits (cookies) a go right now.
Soft and chewy Lemon Biscuits (Cookies) are great with tea or coffee. Don’t hold back, have them for breakfast, as a snack, or as an after meal treat.
There are so many simple recipes both sweet and savory that come from years go by. Take a moment and visit the Kitchen Historic to see the many recipes Anje has found from the time of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and beyond.
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