Orange and Olive Oil Biscuits
There are a lot of unexpected ingredients in this biscuit, but olive oil (instead of butter) is definitely the best one. Because olive oil is the predominant flavour here, a higher quality oil will work in your favour. The combination of olive oil + honey gives these biscuits a very distinct, very unique flavour. Fruity and floral. PS to make this recipe #vegan, just replace the honey with sugar. You can make these biscuits using 100% all purpose flour, but the whole wheat flour gives them a great nutty taste - a little less of a cookie, a little more something you would serve on a cheese platter.
Makes 64 biscuits
2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup raw or cane sugar (can substitute regular white sugar)
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/4 cup honey
1 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tbs raw or cane sugar
1/4 tsp orange zest, finely chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 325. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the flours, salt, sugar, and the orange zest.
NOTE: if you are dipping the biscuits in chocolate, save a little bit of the orange zest and put to the side.
Turn mixer on to low to combine ingredients, or stir with a wooden spoon.
2. Add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, and turn mixer up to medium low (2) and mix until you have a sandy looking dough. If mixing by hand, stir with wooden spoon until you get the same results. Add the orange juice and honey and mix until all incorporated.
3. Dump dough out onto lined baking tray and press into the bottom of the pan. Using a knife, cut rectangles (8 by 4) out of the dough. Bake for 35 minutes, turning the pan halfway through to avoid over browning.
4. While the biscuits are baking, combine the 1 tbs raw sugar with the remaining orange zest and stir well to combine. In a small bowl, melt 1/2 cup dark or milk chocolate chips in the microwave until liquid.
5. Once the biscuits are done baking, remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, run your knife over the pre-made cuts. Wait 10 more minutes, then use your knife to cut each rectangle in half into a triangle. Dip the short end of each biscuit into the melted chocolate, then dip into the orange sugar. Place on a parchment lined tray or cutting board and put in the fridge to solidify, about 20 minutes. Serve with tea.