Kuehne June 2019
Will Torrent Cinnamon Sables

Cinnamon, Orange & Clove Sablés

Will Torrent, Simply Good Food TV
Serves: 20-25
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A recipe that oozes nostalgia as it reminds me of Christmas as a boy. The incredible flavours of orange and cloves take me back to a time when we had oranges as decoration, and their scent filled the house and of course that was fuelled with the aroma of mulled wine flowing from my parents’ glasses.


  • 75g icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 orange zest, grated
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


  1. Mix sugar and butter together and beat with a wooden spoon until pale and fluffy.
  2. Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape seeds into the mixture. Add the orange zest and beat in.
  3. Gradually beat in eggs until well incorporated. Gently fold in flour, cinnamon and cloves with a large metal spoon, but do not over work the dough.
  4. Bring dough together into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate until needed – about 1 hour.
  5. Roll out dough until about 5 mm/1⁄4 inch thick. Stamp out stars with cookie cutters and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes on 170°C 7. Allow to cool and dust with icing sugar.
  7. Serve warm or cold with Christmas pudding ice cream or brandy sauce.
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