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Recipe Category: Biscuits

Sugared Pine Nut and Orange Biscuits

Orange scented biscuits with mellow flavour and the crunch of pine nuts, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Makes: 60
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch salt
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • ¾ cup extra light olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • olive oil spray
  • 2/3 cup sugar, extra
  • ¼ cup pine nuts

Combine flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and grated orange rind in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and mix in oil, orange juice and vanilla. Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls and coat in extra sugar. Place onto oven trays that have been sprayed with oil spray, allowing 12 to a tray as they will spread. Flatten slightly and press pine nuts into the surface of each biscuit. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden around the edges. Allow to cool on trays for 2 minutes before carefully removing onto wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


•Substitute any other nut for pine nuts, such as pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts.

•Lemon can also be used instead of orange.

Recipe Type: Baking, Dairy Free, Egg Free

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 11/04/2012

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