Tag Archives: Shortbread

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Pops

15 Mar

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I’ve gone strawberry mad,(ironically I’m eating Jordan’s Strawberry as I type) but for a good reason, everyone loves juicy strawberries and with them coming into season here is the perfect little treat!

What you need:
1 ½ cup pureed strawberries
½ cup crushed shortbread(you could buy them or you could make them: shortbread lovelies )
2 cups vanilla yogurt

What you do:
1) Puree the strawberries.
2) Place the shortbread in a blender pulse until cookies become fine crumbs.
3) Add crushed Shortbread to the yogurt and mix until combined.
4) To assemble as the seen in the picture, layer the yogurt portion first and let freeze for 30 minutes, once slightly solidified add the strawberry purée.
5) Follow the fourth step leaving 30 minute freezer time between each layer until it reaches the top of the ice-pop moulds.

If you haven’t got the time or patience to make the layer then simply pour each layer on top of one another without any freeze time in between and then use a skewer or fork and gently swirl for a swirled effect. Trust me these are gorgeous, really easy and pretty healthy!

Give it a go and…

Keep it delicious!

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Sugar Biscuits

7 Mar

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Everyone loves sugar cookies, plain with a cup of tea, dipped in chocolate or decorated with icing sugar…the perfect gift too!! Here’s how:

What you need:
390g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
230g unsalted butter, room temperature
200g caster sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

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What you do:
1) Mix together all the dry flour, salt, and baking soda.
2) In a separate bowl whisk together the butter and sugar until light a fluffy. Add in the eggs(one at a time) and the vanilla.
3) Slowly add in the flour mixture until it become a smooth dough.
4) Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge for one hour.
5) Pre-heat the oven to 175C.
6) Lightly flour the surface and your rolling pin and roll out dough until it’s about 1cm thick.
7) Use any cutter of your choice and press into the dough, lift up the pretty shapes and bake them for 4-10 minutes (depending on size).
8) Let cool and decorate as you please…

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For royal icing check out my video.

Whatever you do, have fun! Enjoy it and it is a brilliant recipe if you want to get the kids involved!

Keep it delicious!

Walnut and Lemon Shortbread

19 Jan

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Everybody loves shortbread, however I hate to admit it but the usual kind is pretty unhealthy…why not swap it for this? Gorgeously soft and at 178calories you can’t say no!

What you need:
1 1/4 cups walnuts
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter(melted)
2 tablespoons light olive
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

What you do:
1) Preheat oven to 175C.
2) Butter and flour two 8-inch round cake pans; set aside.
3) In a food processor, combine nuts, flours, sugar, and salt. Pulse until nuts are finely ground but not oily.
4) Add the melted butter, oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice; pulse until the mixture just comes together. Do not overmix!
5) Divide the mixture between the two pans and press in until even.
6) With a sharp knife, cut each round of dough into 8 slices. Lightly prick the tops with a fork.
7) Bake for about 22 minutes, until it’s a pale tan colour.
8) leave to cool and enjoy!

Yum yum! Gorgeously soft, fresh, with a slightly nutty flavour…the perfect addition to tea time!

Keep it delicious!