Monday, February 27, 2012

Mom's Entry for Heidi's Baking Challenge

Good morning everyone! Here is my mom’s entry for Heidi’s Baking Fun Challenge - Valentine’s Food (Roses, Hearts, red, pink, etc.). The challenge closes this afternoon, so be sure to hop over and enter:)
If you can’t, then be sure to visit her blog tomorrow to vote for your favourite recipe!!


STRAWBERRY SHORTBREAD

200ml (200g) soft butter
125ml (110g) castor sugar
185ml (110g) cornflour
375ml (220g) cake flour
Extra castor sugar for dusting
250ml (130g) icing sugar, sifted
Pink food colouring

Beat the butter until light, add the castor sugar and beat for two minutes. Sift the cornflour and cake flour together and stir into the butter mixture until it forms a stiff dough. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out heart-shaped biscuits. Place them onto greased baking trays. Use a smaller round cookie cutter to cut a hole out of the centre of half of the heart shapes. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes or until just golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with castor sugar. Allow to cool completely. Mix the icing sugar with enough water to make a spreadable consistency. Add a little pink food colouring. Spread the icing on the biscuits without holes and top each one with a hole in it. Allow the icing to set until firm.


Have a lovely day,
Kelly-Anne

1 comment:

Tangerine-Tane said...

YUM! It looks absolutely delicious, tell your mom for me, will you Kelly?
Tane♥
P.S. They are also so PRETTY. :)