Biscuits Recipe

Orange Zest Biscuits recipe

These buttery biscuits are full of zingy orange flavour and are a real cinch to make. It helps for you to have orange juice in the fridge and oranges in the fruit bowl, as all you need is 1/2 tbsp. of zest. Just take the zest from one of the oranges in the fruit bowl and it will keep just as long as the rest of the oranges.


  • 240g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 175g melted butter
  • 60ml orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. orange zest
  • Pinch of salt

Method of Preparation:

  1. Mix the melted butter with the sugar and orange juice and then let the mixture cool for five minutes.

  2. Beat the egg into the mixture and then stir in the baking powder, salt and orange zest.

  3. Stir in the flour bit by bit until fully combined.

  4. Cover the biscuit dough and put into the fridge for an hour.

  5. Heat the oven to 180C, roll the dough into balls and place onto baking trays.

  6. Bake the biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Make these into lemon snap biscuits by using 45ml lemon juice and a little lemon zest instead of the orange ingredients. This recipe makes 24 biscuits.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: August 17, 2011
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