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Sable Biscuit Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Unsalted butter : 250 g
  • Icing sugar : 90 g
  • Plain flour : 250 g
  • Corn starch : 40 g
  • Vanilla pod(s) : 0.5 whole
  • 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 175'C.

  • 2

    Dice the butter and keep at room temperature. The butter should be pliable: soft enough to poke into, but not so soft that it cannot keep its shape.

  • 3

    Split the vanilla bean lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds.

  • 4

    Combine the plain flour, cornstarch and icing sugar, making sure that no lumps remain. Sieve the dry ingredients if necessary.

  • 5

    Toss the diced butter into the dry ingredients, and rub the ingredients until you obtain a fine breadcrumb-like texture. If your hands tend to be warm, use two forks/a potato masher/pastry knife to combine the ingredients.

  • 6

    Once the mix starts resembling ground almonds, start to gently knead together to obtain a smooth dough. Alternatively, you can use a food processor on the pulse setting or a stand mixer with a paddle.

  • 7

    Scrape the dough into a pipiing bag, and pipe out the biscuits into the desired shapes onto a paper-lined baking sheet.

  • 8

    If prefered, the dough can be rolled into a sausage and left to chill until needed. Slice the dough into biscuits before baking.

  • 9

    Bake until just begining to turn golden brown around the edges, about 10-12 minutes.

  • 10

    Leave to cool down before removing the biscuits from the baking tray.

  • 11

    Serve warm or keep in an airtight container until readuy to serve.

  • 12

Chef's tip

«Sable biscuits are at their best when simple, but they can be decorated with sprinkles before baking or with royal icing after they've cooled down.»

A delicious and easy sweet to learn and enjoy with your tea and coffee. Crisp and light, these biscuits are rather addictive!

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  • Preparation  15mins
  • Cooking time  12mins
  • Rest time  5mins

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