Orange & Thyme Shortbread Biscuits

January 19, 2016


Author Notes: Is there anything more comforting than warm shortbread biscuits and a pot of earl grey tea? Kylie Zimanyi

Makes: 20

Ingredients

  • 385 grams plain flour, sifted
  • 225 grams butter, melted
  • 175 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 11 grams baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Whisk the melted butter, sugar and egg in a bowl until the mixture has a creamy consistency.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the mixture and knead until a smooth dough is formed.
  3. Knead the orange and thyme into the dough ensuring it is evenly distributed. Knead the dough into a ball, wrap the dough in cling-wrap and refrigerate it overnight. (If you are time-poor, 1 hour should suffice).
  4. When you are ready to prepare the biscuits, preheat the oven to 180o celsius. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 1/4 of an inch in thickness. Cut out your desired biscuit shapes and place them on a pre-lined baking tray. Place them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Take out the biscuits and allow them to cool on a cooling rack. Bon Appétit! :-)

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