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24 September 2014

Serve up these tasty shortbread biscuits at your Big Brew Up

Food blogger Amy Jones has sent us her delicious recipe for Easy Vanilla Shortbread biscuits for this year’s Big Brew Up campaign so why not have a go at baking them for your event?


food blogger amy jones makes vanilla shortbread for this years big brew up charity campaign for SSAFA

Amy Jones BBU BloggerFood blogger Amy Jones has sent us her delicious recipe for Easy Vanilla Shortbread biscuits for this year’s Big Brew Up campaign so why not have a go at baking them for your event?

 Amy, who writes the blog She Cooks, She Eats, said: “I'm happy to support any charity which helps others, particularly one which understands the importance of emotional support as well as practical or monetary support.”

Our annual tea party, which runs from October 6-12, encourages people to get together with friends, family and colleagues to put the kettle on and make a big difference to the lives of our Forces and their families.

Head to www.thebigbrewup.org.uk to sign up for your tea party.

Now, here’s Amy’s recipe for Easy Vanilla Shortbread:

 

 

 

 

Amy's Easy Vanilla Shortbread

Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter• 100g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour
  • Extra sugar and flour, for dusting/sprinkling

Method

  1. Lay two or three baking trays with baking parchment
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale. Stir in the flour and use your hands to make a dough. The dough will be incredibly crumbly, but this is fine. Gently squeeze it together with your hands
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 160C
  4. Dust the worksurface and a rolling pin with lots of flour, before gently rolling the pastry out until it's about as thick as a £1 coin. Cut out rounds and lay on the baking parchment, before sprinkling with sugar and chilling in the fridge for 20 minutes
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. If the biscuits are still squidgy or still look very pale, bake for 5 minutes more until a pale golden colour. Otherwise remove from the oven and leave to cool