I am addicted to Mary Berry recipes lately. She is good, I mean, really good. She is second in line to the Domestic Goddess Throne after, of course, the lovely queen herself, Nigella Lawson. The reason I say it is because her recipes turn out great. She doesn’t explain them as well as Nigella or experiment as much as her but they work just fine. I can’t say that about Martha Stewart recipes. I haven’t yet understood her technique. Moving on, I tried the Orange Fork Biscuits by Mary Berry.
I have tweaked the recipe a little and here’s what you’ll need.
Ingredients (Makes about 30 biscuits):
225 gm butter, room temperature
125 gm fine sugar
275 gm all-purpose flour
zest of two oranges
2 drops of orange food coloring (optional)
Pre-heat your oven to 180 C and line 2 baking trays. Cream together butter, sugar, food coloring (optional, I like the color orange to represent the flavor inside) and orange zest till pale and soft. Sift in the flour and mix well to combine (using a spatula or your hands). The mixture will be very soft and sticky. Now rub some oil on your hands and roll out 30 2 inch balls. Place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Take a fork and press down so that they look like this.
Bake in the oven for about 15-20 mins or until the edges just start to turn golden brown. Remember that it always a good idea to turn your tray half way through the baking time for even coloring.
That’s it. The orange flavor comes in very mildly and just enough to make you want more. Have fun baking these and thank you for reading! Spread the love, tweet this recipe or mail it to friend!