Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Eggs and Biscuits

My friend Annie brought round some lovely fresh eggs the other day. I thought about using them to bake with , but in the end decided to boil them so we could really enjoy the taste. Two of them were pretty blue eggs, and there were also two duck eggs which I have never had before - they were very tasty.

So I used a shop bought free range egg to make my biscuits with in the end. Here are some of my orange crunch biscuits wrapped to take to a friend as a hostess gift. I used a large size cellophane bag (from my cardmaking stash) and some curling ribbon and a label I printed on the PC.
Recipe for Orange Crunch Biscuits

Rind of two oranges
1 teaspoon of orange essence
350g flour
1 egg
150g caster sugar
150g softened butter
(If you want you could add some grated ginger root or ground ginger to make orange and ginger crunch biscuits. Yum!)

I love this recipe because I use my food processor and it is so easy to make.
First I blend the sugar and softened butter and orange essence and rind and then I add one spoonful of the flour and the egg, and blend again. Finally, I add the rest of the flour bit by bit until the dough starts to ball up in the machine. I then add a touch of fresh orange juice if it is too dry - and if it was a big egg and it is too wet, then I add a touch more flour. It's that whole guessipe thing again. Then I place the dough in a plastic bag and chill for an hour or so. Then roll out the dough quite thin and cut into shapes and bake for about 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Cool on a rack, and then enjoy or package up prettily and share with a friend.
My next post is going to be my 100th and I will be doing the traditional 100th post giveaway.
I'm just getting it together now.


  1. Hi Doda, I just revisited your blog and was hoping you would please visit my blog too, and maybe share it with your friends. Also, leave a comment on my Mother's Day Give-Away Post to have a chance to win my book.


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  2. Hi Doda, I'm glad we found each other again. You're the 'oldest' blogger I know - I mean longevity of blogging :-)

    Wow, you have a lot of blogs in your reading list. Reading can get out of hand, can't it!

    I'm going to come back later to look for your poetry. I really remember you as a creative person so I'm curious to see more of what you've been up to.

  3. Doda... LOVE the presentation of your biscuits... the cellophane bag and LOVE the tag!! I should invite you to dinner so you could bring me such a sweet and beautiful hostess gift!!! :-)

    And yes... my painting is acrylic on canvas which is still a very new medium for me so it's all play and I'm having a glorious time with it! Hope you like your curtains!

    Bless you my friend and thanks again for stopping by and saying "hi"!


  4. Doda, I have tagged you, if you like, check my blog, please. Monika

  5. I have always heard fresh eggs really do taste better. I have been thinking about getting chickens for awhile now. Thanks for the recipe, your orange crunch biscuits look so tasty and beautiful.

  6. Hi. Yes, your blog takes the biscuit. Very eggsiting... sorry.

    100th blog giveaway? No one told me about that.

    Lovely blog.


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