Baking is something I’ve always enjoyed! I don’t do it half as much as I’d like too but occasionally I give a good cake or cupcakes a go. Watching the Great British Bake off every Tuesday has inspired me to try something new, shortbread biscuits.
I do love a good buttery, crumbly melt in the mouth shortbread biscuit, who doesn’t? I’m also a bit partial to the chocolate shortbreads you find at the bakery in the supermarkets. Ah, yum.
Upon watching the bake off during Caramel week I found out that shortbreads only contain three ingredients, what!? Only three! I had to google it straight away and yep there it was, just flour, butter and caster sugar. I am definitely making those I thought.
The recipe I followed is actually Paul Hollywoods recipe, I discovered that his recipe is four ingredients, the extra one being cornflour. I found this a bit strange as cornflour to me is used to thicken sauces and things like that but I trust Paul Hollywood. Afterall, he is one of the judges on the show!
The recipe for these shortbreads can be found here.
I decided to do half plain and half with white and milk chocolate chunks. Best of both worlds.
They are absolutely gorgeous. So buttery and soft and crumbly in the middle. Amazing. Next time I think I need to make them a little thicker though. They were so easy to make as well and didn’t take long at all, although I was kneading it for ages to get it all to combine nicely but I’m rubbish at dough mixtures and all the kneading anyway.
If you’re thinking about doing any biscuit baking soon, you have to try these!