January 19, 2013

Audrey Shortbread Biscuits

Hi all!!!

It's been an AGE since I last posted something fabulous that I baked and I feel really bad. I've let my 10000000000 fans down and I hate dissapointing ma peeps yo!

Anyhoo, what's more important is what lead me back to the ol' butter and sugar....mmmm butter and sugar....

I have a new niece!!! Her name is Miss Audrey and she is just so fabulous I thought the parents that created her deserved some lovely treats for doing such a bang up job (pun intended).

So I trawled through taste.com and came up with this recipe which I inevitably altered and sparkled up! (By 'sparkled up' I mean forgetting to do the fork pattern on top before they went in the oven and consequently making the pattern once they had been cooked a bit). Brilliant!

Audrey Shortbread


250g butter, softened
1/2 cup pure icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/2 cup custard powder


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place butter, sugar and vanilla into a food processor. Process for 2 minutes or until well combined.

Add flour and custard powder. Pulse until just combined (don't over-process or biscuits will not have a fine texture).

Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls. Place onto prepared baking trays. Press with a floured fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 12 minutes or until light golden. Allow to stand on trays for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining biscuit mixture.