Date and orange. The two flavour combinations had been stuck in my head and were not going anywhere. I wanted to play….
Date and Orange Icecream, Date and Orange Cake, Date and Orange Lamb Tagine, Date and Orange Sourdough…ok maybe not the last one…or mayyybbe…but certainly these little babies.
Date and Orange Spiral Biscuits
300 gms Medjool Dates
1/2 grated orange rind
juice of 1 orange
In a pot slowly cook up mixture, until dates soften and mixture becomes like a thick paste. Cool.
120gms softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 grated orange rind
1 beaten egg
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup S/R flour
Cream the butter and sugar and then add the orange rind and beaten egg. Then add flours. KNead lightly and roll out on to a lightly floured surface. Roll to about 1cm thick.
Add date mixture to the dough, carefully spreading out mixture. Roll up and trim edges.
Gently pressing in the roll and turning as you go, to get any air spaces out. Cut to 1cm thickness, and line on a tray with baking paper. Bake at 180C for approx 30 minutes.
How do you make everything look so absolutely perfect! Love the idea to combine date and orange. I had some date-orange-oat muffins from Ricki at Diet Dessert and Dogs and it was such a lovely combo.
Date orange oat muffins- brilliant. They would taste delicious. I just had a look at that site- very nice!
Mmm! These sound delicious!
I usually make them around the holidays- but I haven’t ever added the orange.
We call them Date Pinwheels.
Great idea- great presentation- wonderful blog!
Thanks Heidiannie, Pinwheels..thats a better name. I’ll bet that yours aren’t quite so ‘rustic’ looking as mine.
They look good! I bet by tomorrow you probably won’t even have one for your coffee break! They’ll be only crumbs!!
Bicka Mama, Bicka!… Little Monkey approves of them.
Date & Orange. Nice combinations & this looks so good too. Wouldn’t last long around my place.
No they don’t last too long here either Anna. Schnuffled up very quickly!
I only turned on the computer to look up a recipe for pickled lemons and somehow got distracted and NOW completely distracted. Never mind pickled lemons, I want to make these – they look and sound wonderful and I so love dates – you’re brilliant.
Thanks Choc. Pickled lemons eh?….I tried making them once a few years ago. I was pondering about them again recently watching jamie Oliver in Morocco…
These look so yummy. And I love swirly cakes. Genius.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I love Dates and Oranges and Biscuts 🙂 Also known as sweet rolls here in the states 🙂
yum, these wouldn’t last long at my place!
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