My pet biscuits : Langues de chat – cat tongues

Cats are said to be very affectionate, clever and witty animals, but to be honest, I am more of a dog person, and I’ve never been really comfortable around cats. Unless we’re talking about langues de chat biscuits ( “cat’s tongues”) 🐱. Then I’m your girl ! They’re a total no-brainer, the fast food of good food, and the perfect companion to your cup of tea, fruit salad or compote.Β 

Ingredients for 30 biscuits

  • 60g butter
  • 30g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60g farine

Optional: pistachio powder 30g then decrease the flour to 45g.

It’s not a huge batch, so you can easily double proportions.

Recipe

1. Take the butter out of the fridge 1 hour in advance so that it’s soft when you start the recipe. Heat the oven to 190 degrees. In a bowl, mix the butter with the sugar. Having a soft but not liquid butter will give your preparation a good texture. That’s important otherwise it might be too runny and would bake properly.

2. Mix in the egg, then the flour until you get a smooth texture.

3. Prepare a baking plate covered with baking paper or a silicon plate. Fill in the piping nozzle and make 5cm long fingers of dough on the plate. Make sure to leave some space between each biscuit as they’ll run a little on the sides.

4. Bake for 10 minutes until the edges are light brown & the centre remains golden. Put quickly the biscuits on a grate to cool. This way all the steam from the oven can get out and the biscuits remain crispy.