Orange and Poppy Seed Biscuits

Hello and welcome to my new website; I hope you enjoy it! To kick things off on my new site it was only right that I baked something; I had to have something to keep me motivated during the changeover! These orange and poppy seed biscuits are a recipe from Cathryn Dresser (former Great British Bake Off contestant) author of Let’s Bake and she has teamed up with Pyrex to create a series of baking recipes for National Baking Week from 13th to 19th October. See below for details of the giveaway to win lots of Pyrex baking goodies in time for October 13th.Orange and Poppy Seed Biscuits - All That I'm Eating (2 of 2)
The recipe below is one of the recipes from Cathryn for Orange and Seed Biscuits:

You will need:

  • 175g butter, softened
  • Zest 1 orange
  • Drop orange extract (I didn’t have any so I left this out)
  • 15g poppy seeds
  • 15g sesame seeds
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 75g milk chocolate (I used 50g and it was just the right amount)

Beat the butter and icing sugar together until smooth then mix in the orange zest and seeds.

Gradually add the flour and mix to a smooth dough. Refrigerate for around 2o minutes.

Line a baking tray and preheat an oven to 160C. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to roughly 5mm thick and cut out using a 6cm biscuit cutter.

Put the biscuits onto the lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes before leaving to cool and transferring to a wire rack.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water (ensure bowl and water don’t touch) then use the chocolate to decorate however you like.

Orange and Poppy Seed Biscuits - All That I'm Eating (1 of 2)As you can see I went for a haphazard chocolate decorating approach and I’m rather pleased with it. I think I may have inadvertently tempered the chocolate too as when it had set it still had a good shine to it *pats self on back*. Pyrex had sent me one of their baking trays to try out for myself and I really liked it. From their new Asimetria range it has a nifty handle on one side making it easy to move about without putting your thumb in the biscuits.

Pyrex Asimetria - Gluten Free Cherry Bakwelll CakeGiveaway time!

If you’d like to get your hands on one of the baking trays that I used along with a load of other goodies, please read the rules below and good luck!

  • The prize consists of: 2 x 20cm cake tins, 1 x 12 cup muffin tray, 1 flan tin, 1 baking tray and 1 loaf tin (RRP £56). The prize is non transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  • The winner’s details will be passed to Pryex who will send the prize direct.
  • The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  • Closing date for entries is 11.59pm GMT on 30th September 2014.
  • Entrants must log in using Gleam and leave a comment on the blog to say what your favourite biscuit is.
  • Optional entry methods are on the Gleam widget.
  • The winner is chosen at random from all valid entries.
  • The winner will be infomred via email within 1 day of the closing date and will need to respond within 3 days otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
  • The winner’s name will be available on request.
  • Pyrex are responsible for prize fulfilment.
  • This is a joint promotion between All That I’m Eating and Pyrex.
  • Entry to this giveaway confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions.
Thank you to Pyrex for the baking tray which was sent for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Baking goodies from Pyrex (RRP £56)


  1. says

    The biscuits look lovely. I reckon it’s always good to have some of those in the house. I was just thinking … oh … I haven’t been here in a while, the design has changed, but then I noticed you did it just recently. Well, so far things are looking good. I like the idea of putting on the remark that your new website is in beta mode. Maybe I should put something like this on my blog, too, but then mine will be in beta mode forever.

  2. says

    Dear Caroline, Your site looks beautiful. These biscuits sound delicious. Thank you for stopping by and hosting this giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend dear, Catherine xo

  3. says

    Yay cookies! There should be more poppy seed biscuits in the world, it would be a much better place 🙂 My favourite biscuit is a crumbly nut / chocolate filled cookie type concoction, it can’t be soft though, has to be crunchy!

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