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Turkish Shortbread Recipe  

Veg  CD  CBF  Turkish  45mins


Turkish Name: Un Kurabiyesi

Yield: Serves 4 Total time Recipe Tags:  Cold Vegetarian  Nuts Biscuits   Cookies  Teatime   Pastries  Baked Fayre   Turkey  Europe  Asia  Asian


225g/8oz Plain Flour
1 teasp Baking Powder
175g/6oz finely chopped Almonds
25g/1oz Caster Sugar

A Pinch of salt

1 Egg
100g/4oz Softened Margarine
teasp Vanilla Extract
Icing Sugar


1. Place the flour in a large mixing bowl together with the baking powder, chopped almonds, caster sugar and salt and mix well.


2. Make a well in the centre, add the egg, margarine and vanilla extract and knead to a stiff dough.

3.  Cover the bowl with a tea towel and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes. 


4. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment or greaseproof paper.

5.  Pull off small pieces of the dough (about the side of a golf ball) and shape  into crescents 


6.  Place spaced out on the lined baking sheets and bake  for 15 minutes or until golden.

7. Remove from oven and leave for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack.


8. Whilst still warm, dust with icing sugar. Allow to cool completely.




Serving Suggestions

Just before serving, dust again with lots of icing sugar.





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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Knead - A rhythmic action in dough making whereby one end of the dough is secured by the heel of one hand and stretched away, then pulled back over the top.


Main equipment required to make this Turkish Shortbread Recipe



Mixing bowl

Baking or Parchment Paper

Baking Sheets

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