Recipe – Lemon Bursts

IMG_5304The dentist and her manager love anything sweet and they are always on the look out for recipes for me to try, so they can try them too!  Lemon is one of their favourite flavours and these cookies are really nice and lemony.



  • Set your oven to 170 C 330 F gas mark 4
  • Line some baking sheets with baking parchment
  • 10 oz plain flour
  • 1 and a half teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 8 oz softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz icing sugar
  • Lemon extract ( a few drops depending on the strength)
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Yellow food dye (if you want)

IMG_5303Mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the lemon dye if using, eggs and the lemon extract, fold in the flour, baking powder and zest of the lemon into a stiff paste. Place IMG_5302 dessertspoons of the mixture in the icing sugar and roll in the icing sugar until covered then place them on a baking sheet, quite far apart because they will spread.

Cook for 12 minutes until they have burst out of the icing sugar and are set.

Cool on the sheets for a while and then place on a wire rack to cool completely.  They should be crisp on the outside and soft like a cake mixture on the inside.  Enjoy with a cup of afternoon tea.

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