Taste the World- Botswana - Lemon and Condensed Milk Biscuits (Cookies)


 *Official name: Republic of Botswana *Motto: "Rain" *Capital: Gaborone *Official Languages: Setswana, English *Government: Parliamentary Republic *Area: 224,610 sq mi  *Population: (2014 estimate) 2,155,784 *Currency: Pula (BWP) *Time Zone: Centeal Africa Time *Drives on the: left *International code: BW (data from Wikipedia)


For Botswana, I made lemon and condensed milk biscuits (or as we call them here in America, cookies). These are delightful and so addicting. They have a subtle lemon flavor and are wonderfully moist. A very simple recipe that you definitely should add to your regulars.  


Lemon and Condensed Milk Biscuits


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


1. Preheat oven to 355 degrees F. Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the condensed milk and keep blending until well mixed.

2. Add the lemon juice and grated zest, then sift together the  flour, baking powder and  salt, and add them to the wet mixture. Keep blending until the ingredients are well-incorporated.

3. Take teaspoons or (tablespoons) of dough and roll them into balls, then place them on a greased baking sheet and flatten gently with a fork.


4. Bake for 8 to 15 minutes (depending on size), or until starting to brown underneath. Let cool, then dust with powdered sugar.