Brown-Sugared Vanilla Shortbread

Brown-Sugared Vanilla Shortbread

Ingredients

A light, crumbly vanilla infused shortbread with a soft honey muscovado flavour.

  • 1/3 cup unrefined muscovado sugar (also known as unrefined brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina, rice flour or corn flour
  • 6 oz. cold unsalted butter, cut into squares
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste or
  • Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, or seeds from 1
  • Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon Demerara unrefined brown sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Add all the ingredients (except the Demerara) into a large food processor and process until a soft ball of dough forms.

Transfer the dough to the prepared tin and press it out until the surface is even. Working your way around the outside edge, press the dough using your thumb to imprint a scallop pattern (or use the prongs of a fork). Use a knife to mark out 8-10 wedges (depending on how large you would like each serving) but don’t cut all the way through.

Chill the shortbread in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F or gas mark 2. Using a fork, prick the shortbread all over the surface and sprinkle evenly with Demerara sugar. Bake for about 1 hour – 1 hour 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Leave the shortbread to cool a little before cutting into the marked out wedges.

A light, crumbly vanilla infused shortbread with a soft honey muscovado flavour.

  • 65 g unrefined muscovado sugar (also known as unrefined brown sugar)
  • 190 g plain flour
  • 80 g fine semolina, rice flour or corn flour
  • 170 g cold unsalted butter, cut into squares
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste or
  • Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, or seeds from 1
  • Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon Demerara unrefined brown sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Add all the ingredients (except the Demerara) into a large food processor and process until a soft ball of dough forms.

Transfer the dough to the prepared tin and press it out until the surface is even. Working your way around the outside edge, press the dough using your thumb to imprint a scallop pattern (or use the prongs of a fork). Use a knife to mark out 8-10 wedges (depending on how large you would like each serving) but don’t cut all the way through.

Chill the shortbread in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C or gas mark 2. Using a fork, prick the shortbread all over the surface and sprinkle evenly with Demerara sugar. Bake for about 1 hour – 1 hour 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Leave the shortbread to cool a little before cutting into the marked out wedges.

  • 35 minsprep

  • 1 hr - 1 hr 10 minscook

  • 8-10servings

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 4oz

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

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