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Sunshine Shortbread

So as you all know the sun has been out in force this week. If you any thing like us you wish that you could take the sunshine everywhere well now you can with theses little pieces of sunshine. They sure will brighten up your Monday blues.

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What you will need.
Shortbread Mix
200g Plain flour
100g Icing Sugar
125g Unsalted butter

Icing
50g Icing sugar
A few drops of food colouring
A few drops of lemon juice
A few drops of water

Filling
100g icing sugar
50g lemon curd
75g clotted cream

Right let’s get started. Preheat oven to 150C, gas mark 2. Put the flour, icing sugar and butter into a bowl and work together with your hands.

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Now it does take a bit of time but it will come together to form a smooth ball like this.
We work ours for around 20 minutes.

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Now lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough to 0.5 cm thick. You may find the dough very crumbly, so here is a little tip for you roll the dough between 2 large sheets of grease proof paper we did it this way.

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Once your dough is rolled out you can start cutting out your biscuits. You can use a biscuit cutter or if your like us and don’t own a biscuit cutter use a small glass to cut out the biscuits. (you want the biscuits to be roughly 5cm you wanna cut out 28 rounds)

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Now you want to cut out a 1cm hole in half the biscuits again us a biscuit cutter if you have one if not us what you have to hand. (We used the one of the nozzles of the piping bag)

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Then carefully transfer to baking tray lined with baking parchment. Bake for 25 minutes until barely golden at the edges. .

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Once cooked transfer to a wire rack and to cool. Now on to the icing add the icing, cold water and food colouring to a bowel and mix till it is soft enough to drizzle.

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Now to do some drizzle action. Place the biscuits with the holes in on to a wire rack with a baking tray under, so the excess icing can drip away. Us a teaspoon to drizzle.

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For the filling, beat the icing sugar, half the lemon curd and then the yummy yummy clotted cream until thick. Spread over the reaming biscuits.

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Then to finish of these bits of sunshine with the remaining lemon curd add 1/4 tsp of the curd in the centre of the biscuit where the hole is then you home made sunshine is done and dusted.

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6 responses »

  1. I love how beautifully presented and filled these little shortbread biscuits are – they really are sunshine brought down to earth :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Bleeding Jam Marbled Mudcake

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  2. THese are are a ray of sunshine! They remind me of the look of party rings but bound to taste far nicer!

    Reply
  3. Reblogged this on Tea and Cake and commented:
    These look very nice. Perfect for sunny spring afternoons.

    Reply

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