When you have dough left over, make biscuits

You just finished baking a tart, perhaps a Tarte Tatin and you have dough left over, now you just have to use this crust to make something else, like biscuits!

Easy recipe of biscuits with dough left over
Easy recipe of biscuits with dough left over

Now that you know some easy recipes about the dough, the savory like in the French Quiche or a sweet like in the Tart Tatin, it could happen that because of the size tart pan, you will have dough left over. You can’t through it aways, it will be a lost. But you could transform this dough in little biscuits.

What to do with crust left over

Instructions :

First of all, spread flour on the table and roll out your dough on the work surface.

Roll out the dough but not too thin
Roll out the dough but not too thin

If you have cookie cutters, you can use them. Otherwise, do not cut the dough, you will break it after cooking. You have others options as well, like using a glass as a cookie cutter.

Brush your cookies with egg yolk and add sugar on top.
I used violet flavored sugar for my part. If you don’t have flavored sugar, I suggest you use cane sugar

Make biscuits with dough left over
Make biscuits with dough left over

If you don’t have a cookie cutter, and you don’t want to break your cookie: You just need to form the dough into a sausage and roll it in the sugar.

Easy recipe with dough left over
Easy recipe with crust left over

Now, place the shapes on a buttered or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. And cook it for around 15 min at 210°C – 400°F

Easy recipe with dough left over
Easy recipe with dough left over

Another possibility is to put the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes. Then you could cut it into slices. Bake it for around 10-15 minutes at 210°C- 420 °F, until they get caramelized. You will have nice caramelized cookies.

Easy recipe : Biscuits with dough left over
Easy recipe : Biscuits with dough left over
Tip:

If you don’t have an egg, you can add a few drops of water so that the sugar caramelizes during cooking

To Freeze them

If you don’t have time to bake the dough right away, or if you’re not inspired, freeze your leftover shortcrust pastry for future use.

If you don’t have dough left over

What could you do : the first idea is to make a dough and the second possibility is to use an industrial pie crust. If so, select it attentively.

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