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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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  • Reply An imperfect mum (Catie)

    These look and sound amazing, I would never have thought of cooking with dandelions before. TY for sharing this recipe with us at #FamilyFun

    April 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Kerry-Ann

    I am so sad that dandelions are weeds – I do so love them. They are cheery little splashes of colour. I love the idea of making them into biscuits – I’d never thought of that before and they are in abundance. Thanks for this amazing recipe…definitely going to give it a go! Sounds amazing…I love the seal pups – too cute for words. Did I see tall ships in the harbour? #FamilyFun

    P.S I’ve ‘Stumbled’ this recipe. x

    April 28, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They are lovely to see aren’t they, and probably the first flower we all learned to identify. You did see a tall ship – we had a lovely trip out on a replica Tudor boat – it was amazing 🙂

      May 1, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Our Cherry Tree

    This is amazing! I would never have thought of using dandelions in biscuits but have used lavender loads, this has really inspired me and I’m going to go hunting for some dandelion heads tomorrow now. Thank you! #howtosundays
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    April 10, 2016 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply How to Sundays #27 - Monkey and Mouse

    […] I also enjoyed Craft Invaders Dandelion and Lemon biscuits. Not a lemon fan myself, but I really like the idea of adding the dandelion to the biscuits, […]

    April 9, 2016 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply Jenny - Monkey and Mouse

    These are AMAZING! I love the idea of incorporating foraging finds into bakes, that will be great fun for kids to help pick and mix as well. Not a huge fan of lemon, but would definitely be tempted to try them. Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x
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    April 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      The kids love it, and its the perfect place to start as everyone can find and identify a dandelion 🙂

      April 10, 2016 at 9:28 am
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