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!


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 :-)