F1 Bake Off – Round 5 – Spain

A world of possibilities for Spain. But the theme of this year is simplicity. Finding a recipe that even I can’t mess up.

And I have found a lovely, super simple recipe for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

Very easy to make, quick to cook and perfect for munching on, whilst watching the racing (in between sending funny tweets of course)

The recipe I used came from ‘Unicorn Love‘ and like I say they were really simple to make.

So here you go:



  • 227g unsalted butter (original recipe called for 2/3 vegetable shortening / 1/3 butter mix)
  • 110g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 256g flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Icing sugar, sifted ( for dusting)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350 F / Gas Mark 4 / 160 Fan
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter (or butter/vegetable shortening mix) until smooth
  3. Add the sugar, egg yolk vanilla extract and lemon peel
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the cinnamon, flour, and salt
  5. Add this to the buttery mixture and work with your hands to form a smooth dough
  6. Roll the cookies into small balls
  7. Arrange cookies on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden
  8. Allow to cool briefly on the cookie sheet as they are delicate when warm
  9. Coat with icing sugar twice: once after they’ve cooled for a few minutes, and again before serving

These are rather moreish, and they probably won’t last long!

If there’s one thing I noticed was the amount of salt. The recipe states 2 teaspoons, I thought that was too much so only used 1 teaspoon and even that made then slightly on the salty side.

And here’s how I made them:


Bake Off will be back in a fortnight for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Have a go at making these little biscuits and let me know how you get on in the comments.

Happy baking.

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