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Orange Juice Biscuits

Here is what you need:

Orange Butter Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Orange Biscuits:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 cups bleached all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading
  • 1 2/3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup whole milk 
  • 1/4 cup Florida Orange Juice

Here is how you do it:

To make orange butter sauce: Boil orange juice 5 minutes, or until reduced by half. Add butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat.

To make orange biscuits: Preheat oven to 425° F. Use fingers to rub sugar and zest together until sugar is moistened and looks like wet sand.

In large bowl, whisk orange sugar, 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Using two forks or pastry blender, cut in shortening to size of small peas.

Combine milk and orange juice then stir into flour mixture to make sticky dough.

Turn out dough onto well-floured work surface. Sprinkle top with flour and knead about six times while folding dough over in half and using more flour as needed.

Pat dough out to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits with round cutter by dipping cutter in flour then pressing into dough. Do not turn cutter while pressing. Place biscuits close together but not touching on baking sheet.

Gather dough scraps and fold 2-3 times, pat out again and cut biscuits. Repeat until dough is used.

Brush tops with orange butter sauce. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature with remaining sauce.

#16963.  Source: Florida Department of Citrus