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Honey Short Bread  Veg  CD CBF 55mins



Makes 24    Cold  Vegetarian  Nuts Biscuit  Pastries  Shortbread Baked Fayre  Teatime Eggless



225g/8oz Butter
90ml/3fl.oz. Honey
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
250g/9oz Plain Flour
100g/4oz finely chopped Almonds




1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F, Gas Mark 2 and lightly grease a baking tray.


2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, honey and vanilla until light and fluffy. 


3. Gradually add the flour and almonds and mix well. 


4. Turn the dough on to a lightly floured board, and flatten out evenly but lightly to about 12mm/1/2inch thickness. 


5. Transfer to the baking tray and mark into 24 pieces with a knife. Bake for  40 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.




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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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