Orange and Lime Biscuits

Shami Kebab
29/04/2015
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Orange and Lime Biscuits

Orange and Lime Biscuits

These Orange and Lime Biscuits are just heavenly, they truly are. When people think of baking, sometimes all they can think about is ‘how much sugar is in the?’ or ‘how many calories are they?’ but for these I have adjusted the amount of sugar so they will be a bit more like ‘guilt free biscuits. You can use artificial sweetener but it’s just not the same. Like my friend Mandy says, if you want to spoil yourself, do it properly or don’t bother. You cannot help but to love these light biscuits, and it is possible to enjoy nice cakes, biscuits or puddings without so much guilt.

Have you ever wondered why we feel guilty when we eat sweet things? Well I don’t have the answer, although it’s usually due to us constantly trying to keep our weight down. Luckily I don’t have a sweet tooth, but my husband certainly has, so from time to time I do try to bake. Did I say I don’t have sweet tooth? Of course I do, but not as much as some people.

Here in the UK, afternoon tea is quite popular. It’s a very English thing to do here. I must say I do love the odd afternoon tea, and biscuits are often served with cup of tea.(or in my case, a cup of coffee) In my house I have to hide my biscuit barrel or my husband will find them and eat them. I don’t know any one who does not like a lovely biscuit with their cup of tea.

Let’s bake this little beauties:

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Orange and Lime Biscuits
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Rating: 5
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Course Biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Biscuits
Ingredients
Course Biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Biscuits
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
For the biscuits:
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 /Gas mark 3
  2. Whisk the butter and the sugar until nice and pale.
  3. Add the eggs, and whisk again, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
  4. Chill in the fridge for about 20 mins.
  5. Flour the work top then roll the dough about 1cm thick then cut with your choice of cutter.
  6. Bake on a lower shelf for about 15-18 mins.
  7. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool on a wire rack.
For the icing:
  1. Mix the icing sugar with water, making sure it's a bit runny, then pipe over the biscuits as fast as you can. Finish by grating lime zest over.
  2. Let them dry completely. Store in tight container, they will keep for at least three days or so.
Recipe Notes

You can add crushed Cardamom if you wish, as it goes very well indeed with these biscuits.

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