Monday, June 29, 2009

Lemon Crackers -Yet another eggless treat!!

We baked these cookies while my parents and Niki were here. Based on the original recipe which calls for eggs, we decided to use the cooking oil alternative. Also, as I had made the lemon juice concentrate earlier that week, we used that juice. The result was a very lemony, sweet melt-in-the mouth crackers, which were a big hit.

125 grams All purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
pinch of Salt
70 grams cold Butter cut into small cubes
60 grams Powdered sugar or superfine Castor sugar
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tablespoon grated Lemon rind

For topping:
3 table spoons Lemon juice concentrate.
Alternatively, mix icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and use it.

Line baking trays with non-stick baking sheets.
Sift flour and baking powder. In a mixing bowl, add salt to the sifted flour and slowly rub in the butter with tips of your fingers. The dough should resemble bread crumbs.
Stir in sugar, lemon rind and oil to form a soft but not sticky dough.
Divide dough into about 20 portions.
Roll them into ribbon like ropes of about an inch long.
Pre heat oven to 190 deg. C.
Place lemon ribbons on the prepared tray and bake for 15 minutes.
Take out and cool.
While still warm brush on top of crackers the topping.
When completely cool, transfer to airtight cookie jars.

Enjoy with your cup of tea just as we did :)


  1. Your description of it makes me want to try this right away - sounds too good and looks delicious.

  2. Thank you Chakhlere, Parita and Laavanya.I added oil because that was the only egg substitue I have. We don't find stuff like soy lecithin, flax seeds etc.May be you can try with one of those.Or simply add 2 small egg yolks instead of the oil.

  3. WOOO! that looks yumm and tempting. Must be so good for evening tea!

  4. Our crackers are up!! :) yaaaay!

  5. Woww... really tempting...amazing snap :)

  6. Lovely tea time dish. and the pic is so nice. Would be awesome to see it here in front of me now.. :)

    First time to your blog and its really a nice space that you have. Will keep visiting. Keep it going

    do take a look at my blogs when you find time.

  7. Thank you Nithya.You have a lovely blog too. I loved the Arts space.


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