Sugared Pine Nut and Orange Biscuits

Serves 60
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes


2 cups plain flour
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
pinch salt
grated rind of 1 orange
¾ cup Squeaky Gate the Mild One Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Squeaky Gate the Mild One Extra Virgin Olive Oil for greasing
2/3 cup sugar, extra
¼ cup pine nuts


Combine flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and grated orange rind in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and mix in Squeaky Gate the Mild One Extra Virgin Olive Oil, orange juice and vanilla. Roll tea spoonfuls of mixture into balls and coat in extra sugar. Place onto oven trays that have been greased with Squeaky Gate the Mild One Extra Virgin Olive Oil, allowing 12 to a tray as they will spread. Flatten slightly and press pine nuts into the surface of each biscuit. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden around the edges. Allow to cool on trays for 2 minutes before carefully removing onto wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

– Substitute any other nut for pine nuts, such as pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts.
– Lemon can also be used instead of orange.


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