Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day Shortbread Biscuits

I wasn't going to make anything special for Valentines, as day was going to be rather on a hectic side, but the craving for shortbread come all of the sudden and I couldn't get rid of it! ;-) I was very pleasantly surprised to find out how easy they are to prepare. All in all, I ended up making a small batch for the evening during my lunch break :-)

Ingredients: 

150 g soft butter
55 g caster sugar
180 g plain, all purpose flour
Use an electric whisk to cream butter and sugar. When the mixture is smooth, spoon in the flour and knead the dough until all ingredients combine. Gently roll the dough on a floured surface -don't press the rolling pin hard, as the dough is very brittle. When it's about 1 cm thick cut out the shapes and prickle them with a fork. You may need to use a fish-slice to transfer the biscuits onto a baking tray.

 
 Bake in 160C for about 15-20 mins., until they start getting golden-brown. That really is all there is to do! They are FAB-U-LOUS! ;-)

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