Petit beurre... perfect to be enjoyed with herbal tea or hot tea.
-100 g sugar
-100 g butter
-63 g water
-1 g of salt
-250 g 00 flour
-4 g baking powder
In a small saucepan, pour the water, sugar, salt and butter. Bring to the boil over a low flame until the butter is completely melted. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and when the liquid mixture has cooled, pour it over the flour and stir with a spoon until smooth, soft and homogeneous. When the mixture has acquired some consistency, knead it quickly with a spatula and spread it between 2 sheets of cling film. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Don't worry if the mixture seems too soft, the butter will compact in the fridge, giving the mixture the right consistency.
After the resting time in the fridge, roll out the dough to a maximum of 3 to 4 mm and with the appropriate stencil or a biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits and place them on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper and rest the formed biscuits at least 20 minutes in the fridge, then bake them in a preheated oven at 180° for about 15 minutes or until the edges are a nice amber colour and the centre is very light.
Take them out of the oven, let them cool on a wire rack and store them in the classic biscuit tin.