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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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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