This month’s Silver Travel Cook Club features a recipe for Galletas de Aceite (olive oil, raisin and lemon cookies) inspired by sponsor Sovereign Luxury Travel’s Canary Islands holidays.
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Recipe: Galletas de Aceite (olive oil, raisin and lemon cookies)
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 125g caster sugar
- 100g brown sugar
- 150 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 100g raisins
- ½ tsp salt
- Grated zest of 1 lemon
- 250g self-raising flour
- In a big bowl, vigorously whisk both the sugars with the olive oil for 2 minutes.
- Add the vanilla extract and the egg and whisk for another 2 minutes.
- Add the raisins, salt and lemon zest.
- Sift over the flour and fold with a spatula for no longer than 2 minutes. The mixture will lose its fluffiness and get firmer the longer you fold it, so don’t over do it. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the chilled dough into balls the size of ping pong balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 10 cm (4 inches) between each one to allow for spreading.
- Bake for about 10 minutes if you like them soft and doughy, or 9 minutes if you prefer them crispier.
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