Shortbread is a type of biscuit which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour.
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
It sounded easy enough and of course I cannot resist a challenge!!
I got the recipe from a friend.
When I started to mix the batch of biscuits I realised that this was going to be a much bigger task than what I have anticipated!
1 kg butter
1 and a half kg flour
500 g Icing sugar
- Heat the oven to 190°C
- Beat the butter and the icing sugar together until smooth – it will look like whipped cream
- Stir in the flour to get a smooth dough. Let it rest for about 20 minutes in the fridge.
- Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1 cm thick (it was a little tricky to get it even so I used 2 flat wooden spoons on either side of the dough to get it even).
- Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
So far so good!
Then I dipped half of each biscuit in melted chocolate. That sounded easy enough, but I soon realised that I did not have enough hands and had to come up with a plan on how to let the chocolate set without touching and leaving streaks. So I used my oven roasting pan and rack and it worked like a charm!
I then put about 10 of the coated biscuits into individual little gift bags and presented it in a pretty box.
For more photo’s go to http://flippenblog.com/2013/12/07/cookies-and-gift-ideas/
- Shortbread and Vintage tea set (nowathome.wordpress.com)