I love baking things and cooking and all that jazz but the harsh truth is I’m just not very good, never the less I took a good stab at it and I’m pretty impressed with the results because they may not look like much but they tasted like heaven! VERY simple to make and I expect you have all the ingredients in your cupboard.
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup of butter
- 4 cups of plain flour
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of white sugar
I preheat my oven and just whack up up the whole way because it’s maximum is below 300.
Mix the softened butter and sugar together until smooth
Add the egg and honey
Now in a separate bowl add the flour and baking powder together then slowly start to add the flour mix to the softened butter mix, by slowly I mean SALLOWLY, it gets really thick and stodgy but don’t add any water or anything because you need to be able to roll it out in a minute.
Get a working board out and cover it in flour to work with, put your dough on the board and start your work, roll it out and cut some shapes.
I realised at this point that I had used all my greaseproof paper so I improvised with foil and painted some butter over it to stop the sticking-
Bake at between 300 and 350 for 5-7 minutes depending on the thickness of your biscuits but don’t forget they need to be a bit soft.
Once you’ve taken your shortbread out of the oven leave them for a while on their cooking tray to adjust to the rooms temperature then move them onto a cooling rack.
Once they’ve cooled you can decorate if you like, I decorated my first batch then made some more that evening and used a fork to pierce holes in the top then sprinkled sugar over the top and they were just as delicious.
Little ‘tip’ I’m allergic to ginger so I don’t like making gingerbread man shapes so I turn my gingerbread man upside down and make a reindeer instead.