Recipe: Fresh Orange Shortbread Biscuits

I did try something similar to this a while ago and it seemed to turn out well so I decided to give it another go and bake these fresh orange shortbread biscuits.

fresh orange shortbread

Makes: 5 biscuits

Ingredients used:
50g caster sugar
100g butter
150g plain flour (plus some extra)
1/2 a Valencia orange


I mixed the sugar and butter together in a bowl with a spoon then started adding the flour (I added it in two lots, I find it mixes easier this way).

shortbread mixture in a bowl

When this was mixed together I cut the orange in half and used a juice squeezer to squeeze out some orange juice, I added this to the mix then to get the consistency back right I stirred in a bit of extra flour because the juice obviously made the mixture more liquidy. I did this a couple of times until I felt I’d added enough orange juice.

Valencia orange

I scooped up some of the mixture using my hands, pressed it until it was smooth then flattened it with my palm before placing it onto greaseproof paper on a baking tray (obviously you can use biscuit cutters here) repeat this for the rest of the mixture.

shortbread on baking tray

I used a fork to make the holes across the biscuits then added bits of orange segments to the top of the biscuits (make sure the orange is facing away from you/at a plate when you do this because orange juice can spray out at you as I found) to finish with I squirted a tiny bit more juice onto the top of the biscuits.

orange segments on shortbread

I waited until I finished to preheat the oven because I usually use this time while I’m waiting for the oven to warm up to do the washing up, I baked the biscuits for around 18 minutes at 190c.

Once baked I transferred the biscuits onto a plate.

fresh orange shortbread biscuit broken in half

Do let me know in the comments if you give this recipe a go, enjoy!


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