How to Make Delightful Dandelion & Lemon Biscuits

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

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.

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 the most fun can be found in gathering the flowers.  All kids love picking Dandelion Fowers, 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 Biscuits recipe.

 

There’s a whole host of recipes that use the dandelion flowers; teas, wines, salads and savouries.  The plant is recognised as being 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.  Why not try our beautifully simple Dandelion and Lemon biscuits for a sunny introduction to this wonderful edible 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 Biscuits recipe.

 

 

To make Dandelion and Lemon Biscuits

Approx 20 Dandelion flower heads
125g softened 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 Biscuits recipe.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 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 Biscuits recipe.

 

Try different combinations of flavours with this biscuit.  How about Marigold Petals 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, our nettle crisps or our Meadowsweet Cordial.

 

Dandelions are one of the easiest wild flowers to identify, so get out and forage some today and try our wonderful Dandelion and Lemon Biscuits recipe. #dandelionflowers, #dandelionCookies, #WildFood, #Foraging, #Herbs

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84 comments

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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