Friday, April 19, 2013

Vanilla Shortbread.................

Hello out there......feel up to a little baking today? I've been feeling like baking pretty much all day every day lately and I've decided to just go with it. My family are obviously quite happy about it all and school lunchboxes have never looked so good!! So today I thought I'd share a quick, easy and tasty recipe we love around here.......

Vanilla Shortbread.............


I happened upon this recipe years ago. It was on a packet of icing sugar. Not too sure why I was standing about reading packets of icing sugar but I'm so glad I did. These biscuits are alot like the good old yo-yo biscuits but obviously without joining them together with icing which, as much as I love a good yo-yo, I do find it slightly frustrating that once you join the two biscuits together and stand back to look at your lovely baking you only have about 3 biscuits (slight exaggeration?) left. Anyway..............onto the recipe yes?.........



                                                                        Vanilla Shortbread

180g Butter
1 teaspn Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Icing sugar
1 cup Self Raising flour
1/2 cup Plain flour
1/2 cup Custard powder

1. Preheat your oven to about 150 degrees (my oven is rather hot so you may have to work out whats best)

2. Soften the butter in a bowl. Beat together with the icing sugar and vanilla until it looks all pale and light and  lovely.

3. Sift in your dry ingredients and stir through with a wooden spoon, spatula, whatever you have on hand?! It may seem a little dry and crumbly but it will come together. (and you can always give it a bit of a squish together with your hands when you are rolling them out which you're about to

4. Roll out the mixture with your hands into little balls and place on a greased or lined baking tray. I always sprinkle a little flour on my hands first so the mix doesn't stick.

5. Once you have them all rolled and sitting on their trays grab a fork and push gently down on them to slightly flatten them and give them a pretty little pattern on top! (It's a good idea to dip your fork in some flour too so it won't stick in the biscuits and mess up all your hard work!)


6. Okay...time to pop them in the oven and bake for approx 12-14 minutes. Once they are cooked take them out and leave on the tray for another few minutes to cool and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool off completely.

7. Boil the kettle, stick your feet up and ENJOY.


I really hope you give these a go, they are truly so easy and very tasty! I'm off to bake up an orange cake for the kids' afternoon tea...will let you know how that goes!

Happy Friday folks.....................



                                                   Janelle  xx                                                                                                                                                        


  1. Yum!! They look good and super easy, will give them a try, thanks for sharing the recipe!!