Recipes from Botswana: Cabbage

Recipes from Botswana

Lemon and Condensed Milk Biscuits

Country: Botswana
Course: Desserts
Makes: about 2 dozen biscuits


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 7 fl oz condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the condensed milk and keep blending until well mixed.
  2. Add the lemon juice and grated zest, then sift together the dry ingredients and add that too. Keep blending until the ingredients are well-incorporated.
  3. Take teaspoons of dough and roll them into balls, then place them on a greased baking sheet and flatten gently with a fork.
  4. Bake at about 335 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until starting to brown underneath. Let cool, then dust with powdered sugar.