In this case, don’t expect these elegant chocolate and orange fasting biscuits to hang around all day! The flavour combination of chocolate and orange is a fantastic choice to couple together. They are a buttery soft biscuit despite containing zero butter, that pairs perfectly with a delicious cup of tea or coffee.
Chocolate and orange fasting biscuits require just 7 simple ingredients and most likely, you have all of them, already in your kitchen pantry. As a result the biscuits are super simple and easy to make. The orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice make these biscuits fragrant and so full of flavour.
These make a delightful after school treat and are great for popping in school lunchboxes. Would also a lovely edible gift!
Notably you can find another greek favourite fasting cookie here. Indeed they are equally delicious.
Truly, you are going to love these chocolate and orange fasting biscuits, as they are:
- simple ingredients
- easy and fun to make
- lunchbox friendly
- chocolate and orange flavoured
- dairy and egg free
- seriously delicious
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Chocolate & Orange Fasting Biscuits
Chocolate and orange is a fantastic flavour combination and the delicate 2 tone colour of the biscuit make them a hit with young and older children alike. These are fasting biscuits which means they contain no dairy, no eggs and perfectly 100% vegan. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
- 3 cups self raising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 Tbsp zest of orange
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder organic
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
In a large bowl whisk the sugar with the olive oil until well combined.
Add in the freshly squeezed orange juice and whisk well again.
Sift the flour and the sea salt together. Slowly add the flour to the bowl with the olive oil, sugar and orange juice mixture. Stirring until all the flour is incorporated.
Divide the dough between 2 bowls.
To one add the orange zest and to the other add the cacao powder. Make sure that each one has been thoroughly mixed well
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
Using a teaspoon, take one each of the orange and the chocolate mixture and shape into balls, cyclinders or any other biscuit shape you like. (You may find that you need to wash your hands periodocially to prevent a build up of dough sticking to your hands).
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking tray before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Keeps for upto a week in an airtight container.