- whole-wheat flour 200 gr
- acacia honey 100 gr
- Eggs 1 • 130 kcal
- baking powder for desserts 1/2
- Brown sugar as much as it is needed
Honey biscuits are very light and fluffy desserts. They are often prepared during Christmas time, sometimes decorating them with colored sugar frosting. Excellent if consumed to accompany tea or morning breakfast with cappuccino. There are many honey biscuits variants, surely this is one of the easiest and quickest; a dough of wholewheat flour, honey and egg, very simple to make and that will surprise you with its delicate flavor.
Put the honey in a container (1). Add the egg (2) and blend with a fork.
Sift the flour (4) and the vanilla baking powder. Knead first with a fork (5), and then with your hands (6).
When the dough is not sticky anymore (7), form a ball and cover it with some kitchen film (8). Put in the refrigerator for 40 minutes. Then take again the dough, and stretch it out with a rolling pin (9).
Stretch out and create the biscuits with the shape you prefer (10). Put the biscuits in a baking tray covered with baking paper (11). Brush with honey on the surface, and sprinkle it with brown sugar. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Decorate with a sprinkling of confectioners sugar (12).
To make good honey biscuits, you must not to take the dough out of the refrigerator too much early. It needs to rest for the right time, even if it will leaven inside the oven. As you may have noticed, these are honey biscuits without butter and without oil; the consistency of honey will compensate for the lack of both ingredients and you will not feel the need of them. It is not necessary that you add sugar in the dough, either because the honey sweetens enough and also because during the cooking you will add a sprinkling of it. The best yeast to use is the vanilla baking powder. If you use the classic one, add vanillin or vanilla essence.
Honey biscuits can be preserved very well even for five days or a week, because they are not made with butter. You can also freeze them, before baking.