Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient chocolate orange shortbread recipe

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Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient quick and easy chocolate orange shortbread is a delicious homemade biscuit recipe that's ready in half an hour!

Total Time30 mins

Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient recipes: try this delicious chocolate orange shortbread for a wonderful afternoon treat...

Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient shortbread recipe is lovely, quick and easy to make. This chocolate orange shortbread is just perfect with a big cuppa and makes for a great afternoon pick-me-up. You can whip these home-made biscuits up in just half an hour with this indulgent recipe by Jamie Oliver. The 5 ingredient chocolate orange shortbread is so simple to make you could get the kids involved in the baking! Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient recipes are full of flavour and if you're looking for dinner ideas you might also like his 5 ingredient Harissa chicken traybake or maybe his 5 ingredient smoky salmon is more your thing... Either way there's no excuses not to get cooking because the ingredients for this shortbread recipe are easy to remember and can be picked up on your way home!


  • 150g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g golden caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 orange
  • 50g dark chocolate (70%)




  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Grease a 20cm square baking tin and line with greaseproof paper. In a bowl, mix together the butter, flour, sugar and the finely grated zest of half the orange by rubbing the mixture between your thumbs and fingertips. Squash and pat into dough – don’t knead it – then push into the lined tin in a 1cm-thick layer. Prick all over with a fork, then bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove, sprinkle over a little extra sugar while it’s still warm, then leave to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then remove. Cut the shortbread into 12 finger portions, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Drizzle with the chocolate, then finely grate over the remaining orange zest. Cut up the orange, and serve on the side!
Top Tip for making Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient chocolate orange shortbread

Make these shortbread biscuits into unique shapes using cookie cutters

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