I have just embarked on my new Journey using Essential Oils .
I have always used some Essential Oils of various brands with homemade cleaning products , atomisers and for scents. I’ve now decided to expand into using them topically and some in my recipes.

I am doing a lot of research and will be looking at doing some courses down the track as well to fully understand the benefits of oils in our everyday life.

I have some information at the bottom of the page if you want to join in this venture with me of discovering all the benefits of using these amazing essential oils.

This is my first recipe using the oils and I am so pleased at how they turned out. My children wanted to gobble them all up and my husband was at me for a second one ! Everyone was super impressed with the taste and texture.

Shortbread with Orange and Poppy
{ using essential  Oils }

Ingredients

180g Plain Flour
50g Sugar ( I used Billingtons Golden Caster Sugar – Unrefined )
100g Butter
20g of Milk
7 drops Wild Orange
1 tsp Vanilla Extract ( recipe here )
2 teaspoons Orange Zest
1/2 tblspn Poppy Seeds
Pinch of Salt
Icing Sugar (for Dusting)

Mix the Flour , Sugar , Orange Zest ,Poppy Seeds and Salt in the bowl on speed 5 for 5 seconds.
In a separate china or glass container weigh in chopped up butter ( just on the top of the Thermomix lid)  and add the 7 drops of  Wild Orange over the butter.

Note the Love heart  – I thought that was my sign that this was going to be a well loved recipe 😉

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Add this into the bowl now ( this is really just to help spread the drops through the mix )
Add in the 20g Milk and Vanilla Extract. and knead for 30 seconds.

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The mix will look crumbly but empty it onto mat and bring the dough mix together with your hands in a bowl and either pop into the bowl and cover with plastic or just wrap the ball in plastic.

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Let the Dough rest in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
Bring the dough out and dust your silicone mat & rolling pin with flour and roll out your dough to approximately half a centimetre thickness.

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Use whichever shape cutters you have or just cut into triangles or squares , circles or rectangles.

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Place a baking tray lined with baking paper in the middle of the oven in a 180 degree fan forced oven ( 200 degrees not fan forced) for approximately 12-15 minutes making sure that they don’t burn.
Remove the tray and allow to sit and then cool on a wire rack

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Dust lightly with icing sugar ( optional )

If you do not have  Wild Orange essential oil then switch the 2 tablespoons of Milk for 2 tablespoons of Orange Juice and add in 1 extra teaspoon of Orange Zest 🙂

If you would like to purchase Wild Orange or any other Essential Oils you can do so through contacting me below using the contact me form.

You can purchase direct through the shop at the recommended retail price if you are just purchasing the odd oil here and there but if you want to start a collection of oils then you can join through the wholesale programme which is fantastic. You will save a considerable amount and there are no ” minimum ” amounts that you have to spend .

Essential oils are a fantastic addition to your life to be even more healthy. The oils are fantastic for use in keeping your home and your family happier and healthier.

 

UPDATED : – Now you can also try my new recipe here  Lime & Pecan Shortbread !

 

If you want to find out more you can contact me directly 

Shortbread with Orange and Poppy { using essential Oils }

Ingredients

180g Plain Flour
50g Sugar ( I used Billingtons Golden Caster Sugar – Unrefined )
100g Butter
20g of Milk
7 drops Wild Orange
1 tsp Vanilla Extract ( recipe here )
2 teaspoons Orange Zest
1/2 Tblns Poppy Seeds
Pinch of Salt
Icing Sugar (for Dusting)

Mix the Flour , Sugar , Orange Zest ,Poppy Seeds and Salt in the bowl on speed 5 for 5 seconds.
In a separate china or glass container weigh in chopped up butter ( just on the top of the Thermomix lid)  and add the 7 drops of  Wild Orange over the butter.
Add this into the bowl now ( this is really just to help spread the drops through the mix ) Add in the 20g Milk and Vanilla Extract. and knead for 30 seconds.
The mix will look crumbly but empty it onto mat and bring the dough mix together with your hands in a bowl and either pop into the bowl and cover with plastic or just wrap the ball in plastic.
Let the Dough rest in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
Bring the dough out and dust your silicone mat & rolling pin with flour and roll out your dough to approximately half a centimetre thickness.
Use whichever shape cutters you have or just cut into triangles or squares , circles or rectangles.

Place a baking tray lined with baking paper in the middle of the oven in a 180 degree fan forced oven ( 200 degrees not fan forced) for approximately 12-15 minutes making sure that they don’t burn.
Remove the tray and allow to sit and then cool on a wire rack

Dust lightly with icing sugar ( optional )

If you do not have  Wild Orange essential oil then switch the 2 tablespoons of Milk for 2 tablespoons of Orange Juice and add in 1 extra teaspoon of Orange Zest 🙂