Thursday, 24 April 2008

Short-ish-bread

I started off to make shortbread to calm my sugar craving, but it is a time consuming tricky process and I wasn't feeling up to fighting with the dough yesterday so I cheated and added a little soymilk to help everything along. The result - cookies which are like shortbread, but without the real crumbly-ness of shortbread. Good and tasty, but I feel I can't call them shortbread exactly!
Thyme Orange Short(ish)bread
Makes 24

1 C Margarine – at room temperature
1 t Orange Zest
1 T Fresh Thyme – finely chopped
½ C Icing Sugar
½ C Caster (Superfine) Sugar
1 C Cornstarch
1 ½ C Plain Flour
3 T Soymilk

- Preheat oven to 300F. Grease a baking sheet.
- Cream marg, orange zest and thyme until light.
- Add sugars and cream well, until fluffy.
- Add in cornstarch and flour, mix to a dry crumbly dough. Add in soymilk and mix until dough comes together easily.
- Form into 2 even logs, about 2” in diameter, wrap in clingfilm and cling for 1 hour.
- Slice each log into 12 cookies (about 1cm width), and place on baking tray.
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until firm, and very slightly browned.
- Cool on tray for about 10 minutes until fully cool before transferring to rack.
These are even better the next day when they have had a chance to sit and mellow somewhat.

2 comments:

Carla said...

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Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Looks perfect with tea :-)