Thursday, January 22

Orange, Honey & Whiskey Biscuits

In a couple of days it's Burns' Night and although I am in no way Scottish, I will take any excuse I can get to treat myself to some haggis. So in the honor of the day (and Scotland), I got my hands on some Scotch Whiskey...
I'm not a Whiskey drinker, but it definitely has a place in baking these grown-up treats. They are a sweet but zesty orange biscuit brushed with a honey glaze with a subtle whiskey flavour.
Makes 25
200g butter
200g caster sugar
420g flour
Zest of 2 oranges
Juice of 1 orange
1 1/2 teaspoons whiskey
Pinch of cinnamon
1 lightly beaten egg
For the glaze:
25g sugar
50ml honey
50ml whiskey
Pinch of salt
30g butter
1 tablespoon water

Cream butter and sugar in a bowl then add the egg, orange zest & juice, whiskey and cinnamon  and mix gently
Gradually fold in flour to the mixture until it forms  dough
Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put in the fridge to chill for a few hours (or overnight)
Once the dough has chilled, roll it out on a floured surface and cut biscuit shapes.
Place uncooked biscuits on a lined baking tray and refrigerate for about half hour, this help the biscuits retain their shape
Meanwhile, make your glaze: Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the mixture begins to boil, stirring continuously. Allow the glaze to boil for a few minutes until it reduces and then remove from the heat and allow to cool
Remove biscuits from the fridge, brush them with the glaze and bake for around 10 minutes.
As biscuits are cooling, brush them again with the glaze.
 Yummy orangey goodness!

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