Shortbread Hearts


I watched a telly program the other week the home of fabulous cakes, it felt like proper old school cooking telly with the voice over, the detailed demonstration and the listed recipe. In it there was some heart shaped shortbread

I wrote down the ingredients and cooking temperature/time and thought I would have a go, and they were lovely (although the Gentleman of the House says they could do with some caster sugar on top)

  • 300g Plain Flour (sifted)
  • Half tsp Salt
  • 100g Icing Sugar (sifted)
  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

I didn’t write the instructions down so I just put everything in the kitchenaid and mixed together (although I had the guard lid on I still had icing sugar wafting out) until it all came together. I then rolled the dough onto a floured surface and rolled to the thickness of about 1 and a hald found coins then cut out the heart shaped. Baked on a buttered greaseproof papered baking tray for 14 mins at 160 deg C then took out and left to cool on the tray for a few mins still they were firm enough to transfer to a wire cooling rack. This is the first traditional shortbread i’ve made (ie no almonds etc) and very yum


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