Friday, September 26, 2008

Shortbread

I've been quite busy this week, the new school year beginning and the town's fiesta in between, I've choosen these cookies, they are easily made and quickly eaten: they melt in your mouth. It's easy to describe them with two words: pure butter. Some recipes allow to use margarine. I hate margarine, its color, its taste, its texture. It gives me the creeps.

Shortbread


Ingredients:
  • 115 gr. butter, room temperature
  • 55 gr. sugar
  • 115 gr flour
  • Sugar for dusting
Method:
  1. Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Grease a 22 cm round cake pan and line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter and press with your fingers to level up the dough.
  4. Bake at 170ยบ C in a preheated oven for 30 min., or until golden.
  5. Let rest 5 minutes and dust with sugar. Cut them in wedges with still warm.
  6. Let cool on a rack before you take them out of the pan.
I guess you can scent the dough with lemon or orange zeste, vanille or coffe. This one time though "only" butter it is, they are excellent!

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