How to Make Delightful Dandelion & Lemon Biscuits

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

 Dandelions are one of the easiest wildflowers to identify, so are a perfect place to start if you want to cook with wild food. Why not get out and forage some today and try our delicious Dandelion and Lemon Biscuits recipe.

 

Foraging for wild food is a brilliant way to get outside and interacting with our natural environment, and over the next few weeks nature's larder will explode in an abundance of new growth as our wild plants establish themselves for another year. Here are 3 foraging recipes made with plants that everyone can identify, and that kids will love.

 

Can you really eat dandelions?

Over the last couple of weeks, the dandelions have exploded into flower around where we live – they are everywhere! The entire plant is edible (remember Dandelion and Burdock Beer?), but I think gathering the flowers is the most fun. All kids love picking Dandelion Flowers, and in my mind, it counts as weeding – what’s not to like!

 

Wonderful recipe using Dandelion Flower petals - great fun for kids to make teaches them about the idea of edible weeds starting with a plant that we can all identify

 

There’s a whole host of recipes that use the dandelion flowers; teas, wines, salads and savouries. The plant is one of our most nutritious weeds here in the UK. Dandelions contain anti-oxidant vitamins, minerals, calcium, as well as protein, and would have been a food staple for our ancestors here in Europe.

 

Wonderful recipe using Dandelion Flower petals - great fun for kids to make teaches them about the idea of edible weeds starting with a plant that we can all identify

 

Why not try our beautifully simple Dandelion and Lemon biscuits for a sunny introduction to this delightful edible weed!

 

What you need to make Dandelion and Lemon Biscuits

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

 

Wonderful recipe using Dandelion Flower petals - great fun for kids to make teaches them about the idea of edible weeds starting with a plant that we can all identify

 

Prepare the Dandelion flowers: Wash, then remove the yellow petals by pinching firmly and pulling (a little green is ok but too much may impart a bitter taste).

Cream the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the egg and lemon zest.

 

Wonderful recipe using Dandelion Flower petals - great fun for kids to make teaches them about the idea of edible weeds starting with a plant that we can all identify

 

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

Dollop spoonfuls onto a baking tray and cook for approximately 12 mins at 180C/350F/gas four until golden.

Cool the dandelion biscuits on a wire rack and enjoy with a cup of tea!

 

Wonderful recipe using Dandelion Flower petals - great fun for kids to make teaches them about the idea of edible weeds starting with a plant that we can all identify

 

Try different combinations of flavours with this biscuit. How about Marigold Petals and Orange, Lavender or Rose Petal?

 

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 Biscuits recipe.

 

For more fun wild food recipes to try with children, why not check out some of our other foraging posts. You can find some of our favourites below.

 

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Our original recipe for nettle fruit leather. The nettles pair perfectly with the apple and pear, and the kids love this healthy snack.

 

Stinging Nettle, Apple and Pear Fruit Leather makes a fabulous, healthy snack for the whole family. Nettles are hugely nutritious, with all sorts of health benefits, so I am delighted to have come up with a recipe for them, which the kids are so keen to eat.

 

 

How to Make Raw Rosehip Syrup. Easy No-cook Recipe.

Raw rosehip syrup is a no-cook rosehip syrup recipe that uses sugar to draw the juice from the fruit resulting in a thick, delicious syrup.

 

Raw rosehip syrup is a no-cook rosehip syrup recipe that uses sugar to draw the juice from the fruit resulting in a thick, delicious syrup.

 

How To Make Sourdough Starter From Wild, Natural Yeast

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How to Make Wonderful Meadowsweet Cordial

Here we share our wonderful Meadowsweet Cordial recipe. Meadowsweet is a beautiful herb, with a delicate fragrance and is the original source of Aspirin.

 

Meadowsweet is just starting to flower in our hedgerows. It is a wonderful herb, with a beautiful fragrance, which, in my opinion, easily rivals that of elderflower. We first published this delicious Medowsweet Cordial recipe last year, but have updated it to share with you for #30DaysWild

 

How to Make Delicious, Healthy Stinging Nettle Crisps

Homemade vegetable crisps are a brilliant alternative to shop-bought snacks. They are cheap, easy to make, and super good for you. This nettle crisp recipe can be easily adapted to use with other wild and homegrown greens. Wild garlic chips, in particular, make a tasty snack.

 

Today I am sharing my favourite stinging nettle recipe - Nettle Crisps. They are cheap and simple to make, delicious and incredibly healthy!

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86 comments

mr ed April 29, 2020 - 5:59 pm

can’t wait to make them!
Take dandalion blosom put in a beer batter
And deep fry. Yum

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 5, 2020 - 11:08 am

That does sound yummy, thanks Mr Ed 🙂

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Anna Lupton April 22, 2019 - 8:43 pm

Could you please tell me if dandelion flowers could be dried and used later when there are none about as it would be great if they could be something different for guests staying with us here in the North Yorkshire countryside . And in Spring we can encourage them to pick their own and take some home for later

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 28, 2019 - 10:12 am

What a lovely idea Anna, the certainly can be dried and used in all sorts of ways 🙂

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Maria January 22, 2019 - 3:28 pm

Can you convert this into cups and teaspoons. I am uncetain about the grams thing. I live in the USA.‍♀️

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Sarah - Craft Invaders January 22, 2019 - 10:27 pm

Hi Maria. 125g Butter = 1/2cup, 100g Caster Sugar = 1/2cup 180g flour = 1 1/2cups plus 1/8 cup cornflour (I have changed the ratio very slightly for the conversion to simplify it so the cup version has slightly less cornflour and slightly more plain (all purpose) flour). Hope that helps and let me know how you get on 🙂

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busygreenmum May 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

I could only find 5 dandelions in our garden today(only place I know they haven’t been sprayed or pooed on)so I supplemented with some lemon balm leaves and reduced the lemon zest. Was a bit woried as I dolloped them out as they had consistency of very think mashed potato and I couldn’t shape them at all but they turned out great.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm

Great idea using the lemon balm, and I saw your photo on Instagram and they looked fab 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to come back and let us know you tried them, it’s really lovely to hear 🙂

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nikki May 10, 2017 - 3:36 pm

I was hoping to get to the dandelions before Bruce sprayed them! ARG! I will have to wait for the next crop and tell him to save me at least 20 before he decides to kill them off! Thanks for sharing this, what a fun idea!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 12, 2017 - 6:12 pm

My Bruce isn’t meant to spray anything in our garden Nikki, but there’s definitely some weed dying going on in places so I think he has – must be something in the name lol

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Michelle May 10, 2017 - 8:39 am

I wonder if I can convince my daughter to make us some of these Sarah. I’d really love to try them. I can’t imagine what dandelion must taste like

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 12, 2017 - 6:10 pm

Do let me know if you try them Michelle, or you could substitute one of your other native edible flowers 🙂

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Carlee May 10, 2017 - 1:52 am

How interesting! I have never tried baking with dandelions before but now I am definitely intrigued. We have plenty to harvest!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm

It’s such fun cooking with wild foods Carlee, and as you say they’re pretty easy to spot 🙂

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Beatriz Martínez Ruiz March 6, 2017 - 8:20 pm

Hello, great post!
I have the flowers already, and I’m going to try do them, in this moment.
But I have a doubt. What kind of corn flour do you used? Is it normal corn flour, precooked corn flour, or corn starch?

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 6, 2017 - 9:10 pm

Hi Beatriz Just normal cornflour, if you do not have it you can just use 20g more of the plain flour – hope you enjoy them x

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Debbie Roberts February 27, 2017 - 11:09 am

Hi Sarah, dandelion and burdock is a blast from the past. It wasn’t something I enjoyed, but I had a friend who loved the stuff. Your dandelion and lemon biscuits looks so pretty. I have never cooked using flower (or weed) petals, maybe one day I’ll have to give it a try.

xx

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 7, 2017 - 8:10 am

My hubby loves it too Debbie, maybe I’ll try and make it sometime. The biscuits were fun to make 🙂

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FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks February 23, 2017 - 12:37 am

They look delish & I love the way you have them displayed in the picture! What is “caster sugar”? I’ve always know dandelions were edible, but have never eaten them. We fight them in the yard all the time, so maybe we can scrounge up 20 flowers!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 23, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Thank you Florence. I think you call Caster Sugar Superfine sugar in the US, it’s the finer one that you’d use for baking rather than granulated which we’d put into tea and coffee. We call powered sugar icing sugar here too 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations February 20, 2017 - 12:37 pm

How interesting! I have never thought of eating a dandelion, or really any other plant in my yard for that matter. Would like to try some edible plants picked from the yard sometime. I have made tea from Mexican marigold before though.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 23, 2017 - 12:09 pm

I had never heard of mexican marigold before Linda, but have just found some seeds on ebay and ordered them. There are so many wild edibles out there, it’s great fun learning about them and trying them out 🙂

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 6, 2016 - 12:48 pm

Thanks for featuring us on the Tots 100 roundup – hope everyone enjoys the recipe 🙂

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Lindsey Kettle May 29, 2016 - 2:41 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 30, 2016 - 12:34 am

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

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Kat Eat.Love.Live May 10, 2016 - 10:46 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 11, 2016 - 11:16 am

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 🙂

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Nicola May 5, 2016 - 9:16 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 6, 2016 - 10:09 pm

Thanks Nicola – let me know if you try them 🙂

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Annette, 3 Little Buttons May 4, 2016 - 11:16 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 6, 2016 - 10:06 pm

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

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Rhyming with Wine May 4, 2016 - 5:10 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 6, 2016 - 10:03 pm

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

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An imperfect mum (Catie) April 28, 2016 - 8:06 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 1, 2016 - 11:09 am

Thanks for having us Catie – it’s a really fun recipe for kids 🙂

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Kerry-Ann April 28, 2016 - 2:51 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 1, 2016 - 11:06 am

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 🙂

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Our Cherry Tree April 10, 2016 - 6:34 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 12, 2016 - 12:52 pm

Keep meaning to try Lavender in cooking. Enjoy making the biscuits 🙂

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 10, 2016 - 9:41 am

Thanks for featuring us on How to Sundays – we love linking up x

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Jenny - Monkey and Mouse April 8, 2016 - 10:26 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 10, 2016 - 9:28 am

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

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Angela / Only Crumbs Remain April 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm

What a great recipe Sarah. I’ve never tried working with dandelions, I normally pull them up and throw them away hoping they don’t grow back too quickly. My father in law used to tell a story about his father who used to make potions with dandelions. I really didn’t appreciate there were so many healthy elements to them. Pining, certainly will try this. #howtoSundays,
Angela x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 6, 2016 - 10:17 pm

You can make all sorts of things with them, and apparently you can just cool the roots like carrots too (we haven’t tried them yet though, so no idea how nice they are) 🙂

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Kerry April 4, 2016 - 7:20 am

I’ve never used flowers in my cooking, but we have a ton of dandelions in the garden so might need to give this one a go! #HowtoSunday

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 6, 2016 - 10:19 pm

It makes you look at them much more fondly I find, once you know you can eat them 🙂

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Catherine April 3, 2016 - 9:55 pm

I had no idea dandelions were edible! We’ve certainly got plenty of them down at the allotment and the kids will love picking them to bake with – which will also keep the weeds down! #HowtoSunday

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 3, 2016 - 10:12 pm

Isn’t it great that you can eat them – I look at them far more fondly now – I’ve seen recipes for wine and jelly (the jam type) on pinterest – will have to see what else I can turn up!

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provokeasmileblog April 3, 2016 - 7:34 pm

Wow I really didnt know dandelion flowers were edible. I knew the greens were but this is a really interesting post. I look forward to trying it out!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 3, 2016 - 10:15 pm

There’s lots of things you can do with them apparently – and I believe they used to be grown as a vegetable 🙂

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Sarah April 3, 2016 - 4:21 pm

These sound great. I have read many benefits of dandelion it’s supposed to be very good for you. I think I’ll have to give these a try. Sarah #HowToSunday

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 3, 2016 - 10:17 pm

I’ve read that too, and they are the perfect wild plant to try as they are so easy to identify 🙂

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The Practical Saver April 2, 2016 - 11:29 pm

Maybe it’s just me but I never thought that dandelion could be eaten. Wow, I’m really surprised. I’ll ask my wife to find dandelions and make these for me and my wife.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 3, 2016 - 10:23 pm

They are meant to be very nutritious – I believe the french still grow them as a vegetable – let me know what you think if you make them 🙂

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Claire October 2, 2015 - 7:16 pm

What a fab idea! my girls love collecting dandelion heads, now I know what to do with them all!! Thankyou so much for sharing this with me on #kidsinthekitchen it’s great to have you joining in!!

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Sarah October 2, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Thanks for having us! Like you, I am passionate about kids learning to cook. This is a really fun recipe for them, and I think its really good for kids to learn about foraging for food – its amazing how many wild plants are edible!

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Mudpie Fridays September 28, 2015 - 8:02 pm

I love anything lemony so will be giving these a go with Monkey, I can imagine he would love picking the dandelions to cook – have pinned for future reference – thank you 🙂 #kidsinthekitchen

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Sarah September 28, 2015 - 8:56 pm

Mt kids loved making them 🙂

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Zena's Suitcase August 18, 2015 - 8:40 pm

I would never have thought of using dandelions, I bet they make for interesting biscuits!

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Sarah August 19, 2015 - 9:24 am

They look really pretty. Plan to try some other edible flowers soon! Thanks for visiting x

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Nige Higgins August 18, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Never in my wildest dreams did I think you could use dandelions in cooking the biscuits look and sound yummy great post

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Sarah August 18, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment x

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Bek Dillydrops August 18, 2015 - 4:31 pm

I’d never have thought of using dandelions in baking. What a fab idea! I’m trying to imagine what they would taste like now…

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Sarah August 18, 2015 - 6:01 pm

I’ve seen recipes to make Jelly and cordial from them too, that look nice. Thanks for visiting x

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Lianne August 18, 2015 - 8:18 am

Oh wow I would never think of baking with dandelion!! I remember drinking dandelion & burdock as a kid though. Ooh I really want to know what it tastes like now!! 🙂 #MyFavouritePost

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Sarah August 18, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Oh Dandelion and Burdock would be a good make, might try that next! Thanks for visiting x

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Something Crunchy Mummy August 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm

I’ve never thought to use dandelions, my son loves to pick them and these look delicious, they are in my to make list #picknmix xx

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Sarah August 1, 2015 - 9:08 pm

They are lots of fun to make with the kids, thanks for visiting x

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A Cornish Mum August 1, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Wow I never would have thought of trying this, but they actually sound scrummy! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix!

Stevie x

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Sarah August 1, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Thanks for having us x

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casey August 1, 2015 - 3:11 am

I’ve never eaten a dandelion! Am I in the minority? I need to remedy that. The girls have been asking to bake something so this would be super fun. 🙂 I hope you can stop by the blog on Monday and share a post–I have a link party that runs Monday through Friday!

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Sarah August 1, 2015 - 9:04 am

It’s surprising how many wild are edible. I would love to link up Monday – will see you then x

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Berg July 31, 2015 - 2:26 pm

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

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Sarah July 31, 2015 - 2:46 pm

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

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Pickinguptoys July 31, 2015 - 9:40 am

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

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Sarah July 31, 2015 - 1:27 pm

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

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Joanne D. May 4, 2015 - 5:33 am

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.

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Sarah May 4, 2015 - 7:31 am

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.

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Tracey May 4, 2015 - 4:59 am

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

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Sarah May 4, 2015 - 7:27 am

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

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