The Great Australian Bake Off

This beautiful biscuit is a must have at your next high tea! 


  • Biscuits

  • 220g unsalted butter

  • 180g caster sugar

  • 440g plain flour

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 tbs ground cardamom

  • 2 eggs

  • Filling

  • 90g sour cream

  • 400g icing sugar mixture

  • 4 oranges, zest of

  • Drizzle Icing

  • 200g icing sugar mixture

  • 1 tbs water

  • 1 tbs orange juice

  • Orange food colour


  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 180 C.

  • 2.

    To make biscuits, rub together all of the ingredients except the eggs.  Once chunky breadcrumbs form add eggs and mix with your hands until a dough forms.  Turn half onto a lightly floured bench and bring together with a few light kneads.  Roll out dough and cut out 12 circles.  Place on a paper-lined tray and refrigerate.  Repeat with remaining dough.

  • 3.

    Bake for 12 minutes.

  • For Filling:

  • 1.

    Whisk together filling ingredients. Spread on half of the cooled cookies. Sandwich the icing-daubed cookies with the remaining 12 cookies.

  • For Drizzle Icing:

  • 1.

    Divide icing sugar between two small bowls and add water.  Add orange juice and orange colour.  Stir, place in icing bags and drizzle over sandwiched biscuits.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (20 servings)

  • Energy 338kj
  • Fat Total 10g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 59g
  • Sugar 41g
  • Sodium 25mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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The Great Australian Bake Off Companion cookbook is published by Hachette Australia, RRP $39.99.

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