This is a fun baking activity you can do with your child or children at Valentines. They can put them in a box, wrap them up and pass them onto a cherished one.
You will need:
125g low fat spread
125g light brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
zest of one orange
Juice of the orange (2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
250g plain flour
Icing sugar to decorate
1 large baking tray
Mixing bowl or mixer
These orange valentine sweethearts can be cut into 12 -24 biscuits depending on the size of your cutter.
In a large bowl, mix together the low fat spread, sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla essence, orange zest and juice. Whisk until fluffy.
Stir in the flour until well mixed and then chill the mixture for 2 hours or until firm.
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6/ 200/180 fan oven. Line the baking tray.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface, cut into shapes and transfer to the baking tray with a palette knife.
Bake for 6-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack before dusting with icing sugar to decorate.
The Orange Valentine Sweethearts are complete - Congratulations
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