Thursday 21 August 2014

Butter Shortbread

My princess loves to eat shortbread. To cheer her up and also to give her  support and eencouragement for her prelim exam. I baked this shortbread. I have tried several different recipe from others' blog . JoyofBaking and Guai Shu Shu recipe are simple and easy to remember. Both using 3:2:1 ratio.One is weighing and the other is using cup. For this that I have baked, I have adopted the Guai Shu Shu's ingredients and incorporated with my own method.

100g icing sugar
200g soft salted butter
300g plain flour/all purpose flour
1tsp vanilla essence

Preheat traditional oven to 180 degrees C with the rack in the middle of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

1.In the large bowl, combine flour , sift icing sugar , soft butter and vanilla. Mix everything together into a soft dough.
2.On a lightly floured surface or on a greaseproof paper, roll out the dough into a 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desire shapes using a lightly floured cookies cutter or a knife.  Place on the prepared baking sheets . Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cookies are very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Note dated 23/9/2014: preheat fan oven 170°C, bake 10-12min

Dated 22/Dec/2014 :
Melt In Mouth Butter Shortbread
1/2 cup icing sugar
250g soft salted butter
2.5 cup plain flour/all purpose flour
1/3 cup rice flour
2tsp vanilla essence

Method: refer to above. Baked in pre-heated fan oven  170°C for 10-15min or until slight brown

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