5 from 1 vote
Orange Freezer Biscuits; Simple to make, easy to store and so versatile you can alter the flavours easily. Gluten Free and Dairy Free too.
Orange Freezer Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Such a simple to make biscuit that's versatile, doesn't mind being different flavours and can be kept fresh for over a month in the freezer. Now you can have fresh biscuits in under 15mins!

Servings: 24 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 100 g butter (dairy free spread)
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g plain gluten free flour
  • zest of one orange
To make the orange reduction
  • 1 orange (quartered)
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 300 ml water
To make orange icing (for 12 biscuits)
  • 3 tsp orange reduction
  • 9 tsp icing sugar
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add the butter and caster sugar and beat well.

  2. Add the egg and extract and repeat beating until incorporated.

  3. Add the flour and orange zest and beat to combine, the mixture will be a very soft dough.

  4. place a large sheet of plastic film onto the work surface and plop spoonfuls of the mixture along the length of the wrap, smooth mixture with a spatula or back of a spoon.

  5. Fold the wrap over the dough and using the loose ends roll the dough back and forth on the work surface to create a sausage shape.

  6. Press each end in to square off the sausage shape and carefully transfer to the freezer for at least 30mins if making biscuits that day.

  7. preheat the oven to 180C or 160 fan. Bake the biscuits for 10-12 mins. Remove and cool completely.

To make the orange reduction
  1. Cut the left over orange into quarters and place in a saucepan with the 300ml water and caster sugar.

  2. Rapid boil for 20 minutes, the liquid will thicken in that time to a runny syrup.

  3. Allow to cool completely.

To make the icing
  1. Take 3 tsp of the cooled orange syrup and combine with the icing sugar, then drizzle onto each cooled biscuit. (I make a diddy piping bag out of some baking paper and snip the corner off - see pictures)