Orange Blossom Shortbread recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

These crisp, sweet orange biscuits are perfect for serving with a cup of iced tea or with your favourite chocolate dessert. Easy to put together, they still taste wonderfully decadent.

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 25g corn flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • Zest of 1 unwaxed orange
  • 2 tbsp. orange flower blossom water

Directions:

  1. Sift the flour, sugar and corn flour into a bowl. Stir in the almonds and orange zest.

  2. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the orange water. Bring the mixture together to form a dough.

  3. Sift icing sugar onto your work surface, then roll the shortbread out until thin. Place onto a baking tray, then bake in a 160C oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Slice into fingers.

Use rose blossom water if you like. It has a very distinctive flavour, but tastes wonderful. Recipe makes 20 biscuits.

Author: Laura Young.

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Conversions
125gabout 4 oz (4.409125 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
100gabout 4 oz (3.5273 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
50gabout 2 oz (1.76365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
25gabout 1 oz (0.881825 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
160C325F / Gas Mark 3

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Published: April 24, 2012