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Offline CarolineW

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Shortbread Recipe
« on: November 20, 2008, 10:39:13 am »
Name of Recipe:  Shortbread
Number of People: 12
Ingredients:
300g flour
100g sugar
200g butter (cold)
pinch salt



Preparation: Put flour into TM bowl first, add everything else on top, including any extra flavourings you want to use, eg lemon rind, pecans, etc.  Blitz for 20 seconds on speed 6.  Turn out crumbs and either press into a cake tin (loose bottomed or lined so can get it out again  :) or wrap in cling film and leave to rest in fridge for 30 minutes, after which you can cautiously roll it out and cut simple shapes.

Bake for 20 mins at 170 degrees C, until pale gold colour.  DO NOT TRY TO TAKE OUT OF TIN until it's cooled for at least 10 mins.  I say this from bitter experience!  After that you can carefully transfer it to a cooling rack. 

I got this recipe from Lobstersquad http://lobstersquad.blogspot.com/2007/12/preparing-for-christmas-shortbread.html, so thanks very much for that, Lobstersquad!

It is so quick and easy to make, and utterly delicious.  My favourite is the lemon one.  I add lemon rind and a tsp of pure lemon oil



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« Last Edit: January 20, 2011, 09:58:16 pm by CarolineW »
As my picture shows, I've suddenly become younger :-)  DD was of the opinion that her picture should be here, not mine!

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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 11:33:17 pm »
Sounds too simple and delicious - thanks, and thanks to Ximena and her Thermomix recipes. 
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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 03:24:07 am »
made this this morning, soooo easy!

will blog it later :)
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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 08:37:28 am »
I make the shortbread out of the Everyday cooking book, similar recipe as above but replace 50g of the flour with rice flour....seems to give a better texture
but i like the idea of adding lemon to it

just one thing i havent got right the last few times...ive ground my raw sugar into caster sugar then added the other ingred...but am finding that the biscuits seem to brown really quickly even if my oven is only on 160, do you think it might have anyhting to do with the sugar being too close to icing sugar and therefore caramelising too quickly?

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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 09:21:20 am »
Sounds more like a temperature issue - you could try covering them with baking paper even to slow down the browning.

Try a batch with less grinding of the sugar.  Try cooking 2 batches of same mix but at 2 different temps.

Try different positions in the oven - ? is it gas/electric?
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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 01:28:43 pm »
my oven's a shocker with temp control - i have to have it 30-40' lower than a recipe says  ::)
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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 04:03:40 am »
Ohh sounds easy...

Brazen - me too my oven is a shocker with tempterature.


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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 09:28:24 am »
Karen in Canberra :)
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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 04:29:35 am »
Absolutely fabulous recipe- tried it today and will become my favourite!
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Offline Halex

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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2011, 03:38:27 am »
Very very nice
Thank you
Made them today as a test run for ds party next week. Bought a nice star cookie cutter.

Will make them next week drizzled with white chocolate.
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Offline kezza

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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 09:25:49 am »
Hally, did you roll out the recipe and if so, did you have any problems with that?

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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 09:36:09 am »
I put it in the fridge for at least 30 mins, yes i did have problems. It was very dtpry & crumbly, i kept wetting  my hands and patting the crumbs, i think  i did roll it out about 4 times to get about 12 stars.

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Re: Shortbread Recipe
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 11:54:16 am »
Interesting i looked at the edc shortbread recipe & this is basically double that one. When I doubled the edc recipe i had the same  problem with crumbly mixture, but not doubling  it worked perfectly.


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