These biscuits are really easy to bake and make a tasty snack. The orange flavour and colour of the orange zest add a much needed brightness to the grey February weather, and the currants add a lovely chewy sweetness.
To tell you the truth, I’ve been having trouble lately finding the time and inspiration to create my own (successful) recipes (which is why in the future there will be more posts with recipes based on those by other people, like the Pear and Ginger Muffins). However, the discovery of a mouldy orange in the cupboard and the subsequent evacuation of all remaining oranges to the kitchen windowsill provided me with an opportunity to create something involving orange. And these simple orange and currant biscuits are what I came up with!
I have said that this makes 15 small biscuits. They are quite small, so feel free to use a larger cutter to create bigger biscuits. Personally, I think these are the perfect size for a little snack. And you could always have two of them at once!
Orange and Currant Biscuits
- 62g butter
- 40g caster sugar
- 112g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 35g currants
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- Pre-heat oven to 180c and line a baking tray
- Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl
- Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs
- Stir in the sugar
- Add the orange zest, juice and currants and combine to form a dough
- Roll out on a floured surface to about 1 cm thickness
- Using a 5cm cutter, cut out the biscuits
- Place onto the baking trays and bake for about 13 minutes
- Leave on the tray for 5 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire cooling rack