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Calendula-Orange Biscuit Recipe

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Calendula Biscuits

When I first met Teresa O’Connor, garden writer extraordinaire, I knew we would be great garden friends. She has an amazingly informative blog, Seasonal Wisdom, and is a writer, author, speaker and consultant about gardening, fresh foods, and seasonal folklore. She posted the most amazing Calendula-Orange Biscuit Recipe that you absolutely MUST try.

Calendula on a fence

(Photo credit for top photo from Judi at Cooking With Aunt JuJu. Photo credit other culinary and flower photos on page Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom.)

Calendula-Orange Biscuit Recipe
Author: Shawna Coronado at
Enjoy these flavorful Calendula-Orange Biscuits with vegetable casseroles or homemade chicken soup. The muffin’s orange flavor also tastes wonderful with breakfast eggs and bacon.
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • petals from 8 calendula flowers (2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup organic milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange rind
  1. Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Step 2: Combine dry ingredients, making sure calendula petals are mixed throughout.
  3. Step 3: Using two knifes, cut in butter until flour mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  4. Step 4: Stir in milk, orange juice and orange rind until well blended.
  5. Step 5: Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes until golden; brush butter on tops of biscuits a minute or two before taking out of oven. Let biscuits cool a few minute before eating.

Calendula is a flower that is often called “the poor man’s saffron” and is a Mediterranean wildflower that has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. In particular, calendula is known as a treatment for wounds of the skin. Teresa O’Connor (seen in blue on the left hand side of the below photo filled with amazing garden writers) devised a delicious biscuit recipe that takes advantage of all the calendula flower’s best features. The Calendula-Orange Biscuit Recipe is absolutely delicious and a great treat with iced tea in the garden on a hot summer’s day. Grow calendula and try Teresa’s yummy recipe – it’s beautiful and delicious.

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  1. Shawna: You are sweet to feature this calendula recipe! I hope these cheerful flowers bring joy to your garden and kitchen. Thank you. Teresa

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