Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Baking for Nightshift- Orange Blossom Water Butter Cookies
I also made these yummy little biscuits to take last night and to put into Gaga's container. I found the recipe in Allyson Goftons Cookbook "Bake' but ended up zhooshing them up with a drizzle of icing which I think made them look less plain and more pretty. Orange blossom water gives them a delicious Middle eastern vibe and the biscuits themselves had a nice crunch and a texture. I got about 30 biscuits out of this dough.
Orange Blossom Water Butter Cookies
250 g butter, softened
1 c icing sugar
grated rind of 1 orange
2 tsp orange blossom water
2 1/2 c sifted flour
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a couple fo baking trays with baking paper.
Beat the butter and icing sugar together until very light and fluffy. Beat in the orange rind and the orange blossom water.
Gently mix in the flour until you get a nice firmish biscuit dough.
Roll teaspoonfuls into little balls and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake about 12 mins then remove to a rack to cool.
Drizzle with an icing made with icing sugar, some orange blossom water and a bit of hot water to get the right consistency.