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I was recently asked by Thermomix Australia for a recipe to be featured on the recipe community and their Facebook page in the lead up to Christmas. Today my Spiced Shortbread recipe was featured. How exciting!

These are a delicious, lightly spiced shortbread biscuit that is crumbly and almost melts in your mouth. The flavours remind me a lot of Speculaas Dutch Windmill biscuits. There is a real warmth to them. Ok I sound crazy now.

 

Spiced Shortbread - TMX version
Yields 40
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
33 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
33 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 grams good quality butter, cubed
  2. 90 grams sugar, use sugar of preference
  3. 1 heaped teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or similar
  4. 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 400 grams plain flour, plus extra for rolling and cutting
  8. 1.5 tablespoon cornflour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line two baking trays with baking paper or a baking mat.
  2. Place butter, sugar, vanilla and spices into bowl.
  3. Blitz on speed 5 for 30-60 seconds. You may need to scrape down the sides once or twice throughout the process.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.
  5. Knead on interval speed for 1 minute or until a dough has slightly formed. It may take a little longer depending on how cold your butter is. The longer you knead, the better it will come together. If it is too dry, add a few drops of milk or water to bring it together.
  6. Sprinkle bench with a little flour and slightly knead the dough.
  7. Roll out into 0.5 - 1cm thickness.
  8. Flour cutters lightly and cut a variety of shapes from the dough.
  9. Continue to knead, roll dough and cut shapes from until all is used.
  10. Bake for approx 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden. The time will depend on what shapes you used and their size.
Notes
  1. Instead of using cornflour and plain flour you can use a mix of 100g rice flour and 300g plain flour
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer http://trtlmt.com.au/
Spiced Shortbread
Yields 40
Print
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
33 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
33 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 grams good quality butter, cubed
  2. 90 grams sugar, use sugar of preference
  3. 1 heaped teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or similar
  4. 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 400 grams plain flour, plus extra for rolling and cutting
  8. 1.5 tablespoon cornflour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line two baking trays with baking paper or a baking mat.
  2. Place butter, sugar, vanilla and spices into a stand mixer bowl.
  3. Cream on high speed until lighter in colour. You may need to scrape down the sides once or twice throughout the process.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.
  5. Mix on medium speed until a dough forms. It may take a little longer depending on how cold your butter is. The longer you knead, the better it will come together. If it is too dry, add a few drops of milk or water to bring it together.
  6. Sprinkle bench with a little flour and slightly knead the dough.
  7. Roll out into 0.5 - 1cm thickness.
  8. Flour cutters lightly and cut a variety of shapes from the dough.
  9. Continue to knead, roll dough and cut shapes from until all is used.
  10. Bake for approx 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden. The time will depend on what shapes you used and their size.
Notes
  1. Instead of using cornflour and plain flour you can use a mix of 100g rice flour and 300g plain flour
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer http://trtlmt.com.au/
 

 

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By |2017-06-12T11:21:07+00:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Lunchbox, Sweets|0 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

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