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Cardamom biscuits

250 gsoftened butter
100 gcastor sugar
1egg yolk
1 pinchsalt
2 teaspoonsvanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoonsfreshly ground cardamom
250 gplain flour, sifted

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk, salt, vanilla extract and cardamom and beat together. Add the plain flour and combine well.

Form the mixture into balls about 1.5 cm across, and press gently onto lined baking trays. Bake at 180C for about 18 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges, then cool on racks.

This recipe is also good with the addition of a little grated lemon peel, or a splash of orange flower water.

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