Orange shortbread


150g plain flour

100g butter 

50g light soft brown sugar

Large pinch of cinnamon, to taste

Zest of one orange


Grater, saucer, sieve, mixing bowl, baking tray, fork, oven gloves, cooling rack.


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3.
  2. Using the small holes on a grater, lightly grate some zest from the orange onto a saucer. Try to avoid the white pith.
  3. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and add the cinnamon, sugar and orange zest.
  4. Rub in the butter.
  5. Bring the dough together and knead it lightly.
  6. Place the dough on the baking tray and press or roll the dough into a round disc 1cm thick.
  7. Prick with a fork and decorate the edge. Using oven gloves, place the tray in the oven for 15–20 minutes until firm.
  8. Cut the shortbread into eight segments and place on a cooling rack straight away to cool.

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