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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 Lindsey Kettle

    These look and sound delicious 🙂 I hadn’t ever thought of eating them. I may well have to get picking and make some of these :)x

    May 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      The kids loved making these Lindsey, and its such an easy to identify plant to forage 🙂

      May 30, 2016 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Kat Eat.Love.Live

    Wow, these look so cool. I haven’t ever cooked with dandelions before. I’m intrigued, What do they taste like? Thanks so much for linking up with #MinisMeals xx
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    May 10, 2016 at 10:46 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      The leaves have quite a bitter taste, the flowers are less so and have a herby taste – I haven’t tried the roots yet. Thanks for having us 🙂

      May 11, 2016 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Nicola

    Wow, these look delightful and such an unusual recipe. I’ve never cooked with dandelion before.

    May 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    Ooohhh very interesting biscuits! What a fab idea, I can see why these would go down a treat with the little ones. #familyfun
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    May 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It’s such a fun thing to make with them – I have never met a kid who didn’t love picking Dandelions 🙂

      May 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Rhyming with Wine

    These look delicious! I love the idea of using dandelions to cook with. (I used to make nettle pop with my grandma as a child and she often uses flowers in salads etc too). Dandelion and burdock was always a favourite of mine so I’m sure that these biscuits would be a winner for me! Thanks for linking with #passthesauce x

    May 4, 2016 at 5:10 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks for having us. We’re planning to try Nettle Cordial soon – apparently it tastes great 🙂

      May 6, 2016 at 10:03 pm
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