Thursday, 17 February 2011

hollow-heart shortbread

so i know it's a bit late, but we're going to a valentines party tomorrow night and i wanted to make something quick and easy to bring with me. Decided to make heart shortbread with a sugary window in the centre.

Basically you make your shortbread (6oz flour / 4oz butter / 2oz sugar) cut out hearts and cut a hole in the centre. Bake for 10 mins (@ temp 180 C) while still empty. Then remove from the oven and fill the hole with crushed boiled sweets (i used fox's glacier fruits - yum!)
They look like crushed precious stones!...maybe just in my head...
And back into the oven for another 5 mins.
This is the same technique as we use for the stained glass windows in our hexen hausen.
Isn't it pretty? Now hopefully it tastes good too!

2 comments:

eleonora said...

sono molto... attraenti!!molto appetitosi,compliments!

Paula said...

So pretty, such a clever idea! I'll be making these soon, there's always a reason to make heart-shaped, jewel-encrusted cookies :-)