Saturday, 23 October 2010
Halloween shortbread biscuits
So why not bake some for Halloween ?
I followed more or less a recipe by Robert Carrier.
All you need is :
-150 g butter (room temperature )
-250 g flour
-75 g caster sugar
So below are your ingredients.
Pre-heat the oven ( 170 degrees Centigrade).
Cream the butter and sugar together in a big bowl, then add the flower through a sieve, and knead the whole mixture through ( by hand is easiest ) .Keep some kitchen-roll nearby as you definitely will have quite buttery hands afterwards and then off course the phone will ring !!!!!.
Put a sheet of aluminium foil in a rectangular oven-dish and butter and flour the foil.
Then pat the dough into the dish and make it nice and even with your hands.Cut it carefully with a butter-knife so it is a proper rectangle.
Pre-cut rectangular biscuits from the dough by tracing horizontal and vertical lines on the surface of the dough.
Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
Leave to cool a bit ( 2 to 3 minutes) then cut the rectangular biscuits completely. If you leave the cutting bit too long, the biscuits will become too brittle and you will not be able to cut them.
Now you can do some decorating if you want. My effort was not that great but I suppose you could write
H-A-P-P-Y-H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N ( one letter per biscuit) like below.
Well,.I did say this stage was not 100% a succes.......
And then the best part is next- eating - or giving away.
Get a Killner-jar and put the biscuits in carefully. Close the jar, and put a nice gingham ribbon and a label with " Happy Halloween" around it.
There is a PDF with the label- let me know if you want this !!
Happy baking !!