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

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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