Christmas Recipe Day 10…
Prep Time: 10 minutes. Bake Time: 15 minutes. Makes: 24 biscuits
Orange and ginger biscuits are perfect to dunk in all those hot drinks you’re having during this time of year. The orange and ginger really compliments hot herbal teas, hot chocolates, mulled wine and even certain earl grey teas and coffees. You can even make a batch and keep them for up to a week so it’s a win win! The crunchy, yet chewy texture, with that comforting festive burst of flavour is simply delicious! So go on give them a go and you never know you may even need to make 2 batches 😉
-225g softened butter
-Pinch of salt
-280g plain flour
-Finely grated rind from 2 oranges.
-140g caster sugar
-1tsp ground ginger powder (substitutes available on Android and iOS)
-1 egg yolk, lightly beaten (substitutes available on Android and iOS)
1. Firstly add the butter and sugar to a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon until you get a creamy texture, then beat in the egg yolk.
2. Next sieve in the plain flour and salt into the mixture, stir through until combined into a dough. Then knead in the orange rind into the dough mixture.
3. Shape the mixture into 2 logs, wrap in Clingfilm and leave in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to firm up.
4. Then preheat the oven to gas mark 5/ 375F/ 190C, line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper and grease with some butter.
5. Unwrap the biscuit dough and roll out until around about ½ cm thick and cut out shapes using the biscuit cutters or a glass. Repeat until all the dough is used and make sure to leave enough space between each biscuit.
6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Then transfer the biscuits onto a cooling rack.
We hope you enjoy these moreish biscuits and make sure you have enough for all those hot cuppas!
Let’s get dunkin’ 😉