Chocolate Orange Biscuits

Chocolate Orange Biscuits


Chocolate Orange Biscuits
These are my husband’s ultimate favourite biscuits, they are a perfect accompaniment for a coffee break!  Absolutely deliciously moreish….!

Makes 15-20
Prep time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients
350g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
200g caster sugar
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g milk chocolate, chopped
125g oz butter
75g golden syrup
1 orange, zest & ½ orange juiced
1 egg beaten

Method

1.    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C/Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease your baking trays to make 15-20 biscuits.
2.    Sieve the flour, salt, caster sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl, add the chopped chocolate.
3.    Heat the syrup, butter and juice of ½ an orange together in a pan on a very low heat with until all the butter has melted.  Set aside until it cools slightly.
4.    Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients, add the egg and orange zest and mix thoroughly.  Using your hand, mould the dough into 15-20 even sized balls.
5.    Place on the baking trays well apart from each other, then flatten slightly with your fingers.
6.    Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Enjoy!



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