Saturday, May 5, 2007

basic shortbread

was bored and stress from assignments so decided to try out a recepi from food ideas

125g butter soften
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups of plain flour
1/4 cup corn flour
1 egg white, beaten
2 tablespoons of white sugar

1) cream butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract till pale yellow. Add flour and corn flour and knead gently until smooth
2) place into a baking tray or pyrex glass, gently press flat. depth shld be abt 1.5cm. use a knife to mark the divisions (to cut easier later)
3) refrigerate for 20 mins, at the same time preheat oven to 160 degress
4) take it out from the fride, brush shortbread top with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. bake for 30-35 mins and allow to COMPLETELY cool before cutting right through and serve

looks very crispy outside cos of the caramalised sugar, but taste wonderful! no need to buy expensive shortbread! make them. To not have to crispy top and to look like a normal shortbread, i think don't add egg white n sugar on top and mark the shortbread with holes(using a fork)

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