orange, rose and olive oil shortbread
- 2½ cups (350g) white spelt flour
- ½ cup (110g) raw caster (superfine) sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- ½ teaspoon table salt
- ¾ cup (180ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 3 teaspoons rosewater
- 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
- 1 eggwhite, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon dried rose petals, plus extra, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the oil, rosewater and half the orange zest until the dough just comes together. Turn out onto a clean bench and knead gently until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill.
- Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper to 8mm-thick. Cut into rounds, using a 4cm cutter. Place the rounds, 2cm apart, on a baking tray lined with non- stick baking paper. Brush lightly with the eggwhite and sprinkle with extra sugar, rose petals and remaining orange zest.
- Cook for 22–25 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool on the tray. Sprinkle with extra rose petals to serve. Makes 20.
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