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
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.
P.S. - LOOK OUT FOR MY NEXT POST
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.