orange and dark chocolate shortbread – gluten free



orange and dark chocolate shortbread - gluten free
Yields 12
A buttery, crumbly orange flavoured shortbread dipped in dark chocolate.
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 55g cornflour
  2. 115g rice Four
  3. 85g almond four
  4. 80g castor sugar
  5. 175g chilled and diced into small cubes butter (I use salted as I like the salt in the biscuit)
  6. Grated zest of a ½ orange
  7. 200g dark chocolate melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Add all the ingredients to your food processor and blitz until it comes together into a ball.
  3. It is not a very sticky dough as it has enough butter to keep it from being difficult, but it is a very soft dough. Wrap and roll the dough up into a tight sausage in clingfilm. Some of you may not know how to do this: Very simply take a large piece of clingfilm and lay it on your work surface. Take the dough and shape it in your hands into a fat sausage and lay onto the bottom edge of the clingfilm, the edge closest to you. Make sure you have at least 5cm of clingfilm on each side of the dough. Take the bottom edge of the clingfilm and lay it over the dough and continue to roll until all the clingfilm is on the dough. Take the edge pieces and use those as handles to roll the dough up tighter and get a nice uniform shape. Put the sausages of dough into the freezer for an hour to freeze.
  4. The frozen dough is very easy to deal with. Slice into rounds with the clingfilm on using a very sharp knife. Once cut remove the clingfilm from each biscuit and lay on a baking tray. Allow the dough to rest for a few minutes and warm up a little before popping in the oven.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Once cooled dip one end of each biscuit into the melted dark chocolate and allow the chocolate to set.
  6. The flavour of orange and chocolate in a biscuit is amazing!
Amanda In The Kitchen

2 thoughts on “orange and dark chocolate shortbread – gluten free

  1. Hi Amanda, loved your Best Ever Crunchies. Also made your rusks recipe but I used potato flour as per the recipe and I now see it was supposed to be potato starch. I did not know how long to cook them and they were a bit dry – but we ate them all. Could you help me with the time factor. I want to make some more. Looking forward to making your Christmas Mince pies. Thank you so much for your G-F recipes. Love it that a South African has a G-F website – makes a great difference.

    1. Hi Annette – Thank you for your compliments on my site and for using my recipes. The crunches are my family favourite. The cooking time should really depend on whether you like them crunchy or chewy. The browner you make them the dryer they will be. The mince pies are amazing to make and even better than the gluten ones we all buy.Take care and happy GF baking!

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