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Dandelion & Lemon Biscuits

Over the last couple of weeks the dandelion's have exploded into flower around where we live - they are everywhere!  The entire plant is edible (remember Dandelion and Burdock Beer?), but I think the most fun can be found in gathering the flowers.  It is one of the few plants that everyone is confident in identifying; kids love picking them, and in my mind it counts as weeding - what's not to like!

 

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuit recipe.

 

There's a whole host of recipes that use the dandelion flower; teas, wines, salads and savouries.  The plant is recognised as being one of our most nutritious weeds; containing anti-oxidant vitamins, minerals, calcium, and protein, and would have been a food staple for our ancestors here in Europe.  Why not try our beautifully simple Dandelion and Lemon biscuits for a sunny introduction to this wonderful weed!

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuit recipe.

You will need...

Approx 20 flower heads
125g butter
100g caster sugar
1 egg
Zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 tbsp of its juice
180g plain flour
20g corn flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuit recipe.

Prepare the flowers: Wash, then remove the yellow petals by pinching firmly and pulling. Cream the sugar and butter until fluffy.  Add the egg and lemon zest.

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuit recipe.

Sift in the dry ingredients and combine well.  Add in the lemon juice and petals and mix.

Dollop spoonfuls onto a baking tray and cook for approximately 12 mins at 180C/350F/gas 4 until golden.  Cool on a wire rack and enjoy with a cup of tea!

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuit recipe.

Try different combinations of flavours with this biscuit.  How about Marigold and Orange, Lavender or Rose Petal! For some other fun wild food recipes to try with children, why not check out our Stinging Nettle, Apple and Pear Fruit Leather or our Meadowsweet Cordial.

 

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuit recipe.

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69 Comments

  • Reply Berg

    Wow. What a recipe. I am going to try it with my kids this summer. They love the outdoors and collecting things so collecting flowers first is perfect. Thank you. #picknmix

    July 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks for visiting 🙂 I just sneaked a peek at your site, what an oasis of calm it appears – I have total blog envy!

      July 31, 2015 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Pickinguptoys

    wow,all this time I’ve been saying thankyou to my daughter for picking dandelions and handing them to me whilst throwing them over my shoulder when I could have been doing delicious biscuits with them!!!!Fab idea x #picknmix

    July 31, 2015 at 9:40 am
    • Reply Sarah

      The kids love making these, and it gives me great pleasure out on walks when they start pointing out which plants are edible. Thanks for visiting x

      July 31, 2015 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Joanne D.

    your recipe doesn’t say how much dandelion petals to use….so, once the flowers are washed and the petals removed, what is that volume, please.

    May 4, 2015 at 5:33 am
    • Reply Sarah

      We used 20 heads, which I would say was roughly a cup once prepared. With this amount the texture of the petals definitely comes through.

      May 4, 2015 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Tracey

    I must have missed it, but I don’t see dandelions on the ingredient list! How many?

    May 4, 2015 at 4:59 am
    • Reply Sarah

      Very well spotted (red face). We used 20 heads for these biscuits.

      May 4, 2015 at 7:27 am
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