Olive Oil Biscuits
Here is the recipe for Ladokouloura Olive Oil Biscuits. These biscuits are very easy to make they just need time to be rolled into shape. Once you roll them into a log shape you can them braid them, join together to form a circle, make into S shapes, form into logs, make into ovals or you can get creative and design your own shapes. Biscuits made with olive oil have a unique flavour and tend to be quite moist and softer than butter biscuits. People often ask, can you use olive oil in biscuits? This recipe shows you exactly how to do that.
Ingredients for Olive Oil Biscuits
1 teaspoon baking powder
650g plain flour
1.5 cups olive oil
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon clove and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup port or wine
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Optional: Ouzo/Brandy/Raki 15mls-30mls and minus these mls from the port/wine
1/2 cups sesame seeds
Method for Olive Oil Biscuits:
- Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.
- Sift the baking powder into the flour.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, sugar, port, cinnamon and clove until the sugar dissolves.
- Dissolve the baking soda in the juice and add to the wet mixture.
- lowly add in the flour mixture, bit by bit.
- When the flour is mixed in, start to knead in the bowl for a few minutes, adding more flour if needed, until the dough doesn’t stick to your hands.
- Take a piece of dough the size of an unshelled walnut and form into desired shapes, then place on the trays.
- Dip into the sesame seeds and pat to flatten ensuring the seeds sit well into the surface of the biscuit.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
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