I found this recipe in a book called A Life on Pittwater by Susan Duncan. It is a coffee table style book about living in the Pittwater community in Sydney - a place where the only way to get home is by boat, where the sense of community is strong and where good food and good company is strongly values. I have previously featured a passage from one of Susan Duncan's other books, which also includes a lemony recipe!
Just before I was taking this book back to the library I realised that there were a couple of recipes that I wanted to save (this being one of them) so I took a photo of them. It was convenient at the time but it is not necessarily the easiest recipe to read, especially on the phone and given the font that is used, so I am saving it here instead. At some point I will need to find the pictures of the other recipes too!
Jeanne's Lemon Thins
260g plain flour
250g unsalted butter
180g caster sugar
1 large fresh egg
1 tspn vanilla essence
zest of one lemon
1 tspn salt
Whizz sugar with the zest in a food processor. Add butter and whizz until combined. Add egg and vanilla essence. Add salt and flour until just combined - a really quick whizz.
Divide dough in half, roll into a 4cm log and wrap in plastic cling wrap. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
Heat over to 180C. Cut logs into 1cm thick slices and bake on a baking sheet for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.