This biscuit is called cat’s tongue because its shape resemble a cat’s tongue, long and thin. In French, it’s called langues-de-chat and this biscuit actually come from the Netherlands. You can pair this biscuit with ice-cream or sorbet, creme brulee or with cream/jam sandwiched together. It uses the typical butter, sugar, flour and egg ingredients… so I bet you know how it’s taste like… like a butter biscuit.
Cat’s Tongue Biscuits – Langues-de-chat
Adapted from Pâtisserie by Murielle Valette
Makes 50 pieces (It depends on the size of your piping nozzle)
60g soft butter
40g caster sugar
70g plain flour
1 medium egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a bowl, mix the soft butter with sugar using a spatula. Then add flour, egg and vanilla extract and combine. This can be done in a food processor or an electric mixer fitted with a paddle.
2. Fill a piping bag fitted with a small nozzle (or use a teaspoon).
3. On tray lined with silicon mat, pipe the cat’s tongue biscuits in 6cm long lines, in staggered rows with 3cm gaps in between.
4. Bake at 200oCfor 4 minutes and then turn the tray and bake for an extra minute or 2. Cool on the tray.