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Here is a classic twist with a renowned product, just half or quarter the recipe to your own requirements or use the basic recipe and make a selection.
Due to word count this has to be in two parts:
700 grammas, Soft flour with an 8-10% protein
200 grammas, Castor sugar
400 grammas, Butter
2, whole lightly beaten eggs
Baking powder, half a teaspoon
Few drops of vanilla & almond essence
Pinch of salt
100 grammas, chopped dry glace cherries
Sift flour and baking powder together, add sugar, butter, essences and bring to a crumbly texture then add the eggs and bind all together to form a smooth pastry, donít over mix or it will become tough, then add the chopped cherries
Divide pastry into 4 portions, form into a roll about 1 inch diameter and wrap in film, put in the fridge for 30 minuets to become firm.
see part 2 next
Shortbreads Part 2
Unwrap the pastry and brush with beaten egg and roll into brown sugar, cut into pieces about half inch long, put onto a greased baking tray none sugar side down and gently press down with the outer palm of the hand this will form a slight indent in the pastry, leave a slight gap between each shortbread on the tray.
Bake in the oven at 180c until lightly golden 25-30 mins
Once baked and cooled keep in an airtight container or tin, if you can!
Try dipping the top into some melted dark, milk or white chocolate if you do this put them onto a baking tray and put into the fridge for a few moments for the chocolate to set
Alternatively cherries can be replaced with chopped almonds, chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins the variations are endless,
Once baked, cooled and decorated keep in an airtight container or tin, if you can!
that's at least the second time we've had comment about the limited number of words allowed here - any chance moderators of increasing??
P.S. this looks an excellent recipe - I shall print off & call it Barry's shortbread - I love recipes from people i know x, Sue
Hi again Sue
You make a very valid point when you wrote
(Thatís at least the second time we've had comment about the limited number of words allowed here - any chance moderators of increasing??)Sue.
Iím finding that to type up any recipes that needs clear precise instructions so that you can all follow them is almost imposable within the limited 1000 characters, its Ok for a quick reply but when it comes to explaining all the technicalities of ingredients and formulations I just cant re word it as it would lose the context.
So I agree could this be looked into by the moderators and have the characters increased to at least 1500
Barry what a delicious recipe.
My diet won`t allow such luxury but reading the recipes gives me almost as much pleasure.
I agree with you about the 1,000 word limit but it`s not the moderators who can change it. It`s up to the administrators and may even not be within their remit, if it`s an integral part of the set up.
My mum is a diabetic. Any tips for healthy snacks she can have between meals to keep blood sugars up?