Citrus Crescents


Oven Temperatures

200C 400F GM6 preheated oven



  1. Lightly grease baking trays.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the egg yolk.
  3. Sieve the flour into the creamed mixture and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Add the citrus rinds to the mixture with enough of the orange juice to make a soft dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Stamp out rounds using a 7.5cm or 3 inch biscuit cutter.
  7. Make crescent shapes by cutting away a quarter of each round.
  8. Re-roll the trimmings to make about 25 crescents.
  9. Place the crescents onto the prepared baking trays.
  10. Prick the surface of each crescent with a fork.
  11. Lightly whisk the egg white in a small bowl and brush over the biscuits.
  12. Dust with extra caster sugar.
  13. Bake in a preheated oven, 200C 400F GM6 for 12-15 minutes.
  14. Leave the biscuits to cool on a wire rack before serving.

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This page was last updated by Mad Hatter on 12th May 2001.