Biskut Lidah Kucing, it is named so because it resembled a cat’s tongue (or a flat version of lady finger sponge) and is an international favourite with variations from France to Spain with one thing in common – it is crispy and long-ish. Can be eaten on its own or served with any hot beverage, fruit compote or ice cream. This is a variation with cheese. Other names: Cat’s Tongue Cookie, Langues de Chat (French), Lingue di Gatto (Italian).
This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.
- 125 g butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 80 g caster sugar
- 38 g egg white
- 125g plain flour (sifted)
- 50g cheddar (grated)
- disposable piping bag trays or moulds (greased)
- extra grated cheddar cheese (for topping)
- [To mix batter] : Using an elextric beater fitted with a paddle, cream butter, salt and sugar until creamy.
- Slowly add in egg white until well mixed. Beat in sifted flour until just mixed then turn off the appliance. Fold in grated cheddar by hand.
- Place mixture into a piping bag, snip off 1cm diameter for the nozzle.
- [To bake] : Pre-heat oven to 160°C, and grease the tray with butter. Pipe 6cm long dough onto the tray and top each cookie with extra cheddar.
- Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, turning trays over once until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and leave cookies to cool before storing.
- If you don't have cat's tongue trays, just pipe 2 x 6cm long dough onto any greased tray.