Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Almond Shortbread

Day 6, Blogging Marathon, Another Fool-proof recipe from Joy of Baking. Instead of baking them as cookies, the recipe calls for baking it in a tart-pan, it came out very good. 


Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup white sugar (i used powdered, granulated would also be fine)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup All-purpose flour
1/3 cup almond flour (meal)
2 tbsp corn flour
1/8 tsp salt
Flaked almonds for decorating the top of the shortbread (optional)

Method
  • Preheat oven to 150C.  Have ready a 8 inch (20 cm) tart pan with a removable bottom. 
  • Beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl whisk together the flours (all purpose, almond, and Corn Flour) and salt. 
  • Add this mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and beat just until incorporated.
  • Press the shortbread dough evenly into the tart pan.  Prick the surface of the shortbread with a fork to prevent the shortbread from puffing up. 
  •  Using a sharp knife, make shallow lines the top of the shortbread into 12 even pieces.   
  • Gently press the flaked almonds in a decorative pattern on the top of the shortbread.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake until it is nicely browned (biscuit color), about 45 - 55 minutes.  
  • Transfer shortbread to rack and cool for five minutes before removing from tart pan. Place the shortbread round on a cutting board and cut into 12 wedges (along the lines scored).  Cool completely on a wire rack.
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13 comments:

  1. Nice one Priya!!! Love the shortbread.

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  2. Hey Priya , the short bread look delicious , loved the recipe

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  3. I love all her recipes.. this looks very nice.. anything with almonds i am in :)

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  4. nice n delicious short bread..yumm

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  5. Another delicious treat..I am sure you have a load of baking recipes!

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  6. looks very delicious. Bookmarked

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  7. i luv this short bread to the core..thats a good recipe..

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  8. Almond short bread..smells wonderful and looks delicious.

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