Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweetness on Sunday ~ Chocolate Shortbread

 Some weeks ago we had a lovely young family bless us with a delightful visit.
And, as we love any occasion to bake a delicious tea time treat, we thought yummy chocolate shortbread would be just the thing...

Shortbread has always been one of my favourite treats...the melt-in-your mouth texture is perfect and I love how it isn't too sweet...
Shortbread is also wonderfully simple to whip up and so lovely when enjoyed with a steaming cup of English tea...

Chocolate Shortbread

130g cake flour
20g cocoa powder
25g cornflour
50g castor sugar
100g butter

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Mix the dry ingredients together.  
Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixure forms a dough.
Knead well.
Press into a greased loaf tin.
Prick all over with a fork and bake for 45 minutes until firm.
Sprinkle with extra castor sugar and cut into slices.
Cool on a wire rack.
 Bon Appetit!

Many blessings, dear readers.  I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

~ Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.  Jeremiah 33:3 ~

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Vicky Hunt said...

I have never had chocolate shortbread but it sure loks delicious! I am assuming that castor sugar is what we call confectioners or powdered sugar here. That's what it looks like. Too bad I'm trying not to eat sweets or I would have to whip up a batch of this. Have a lovely SUnday...:)

Hugs, Vicky

Mary Hutchins said...

Good Morning Kelly-Anne! Your tablesetting was so sweet, wish I was there to share a cup of tea and some of that yummy shortbread with you! Have a Blessed SonDay!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! This looks divine! I've never had chocolate shortbread, but I have a feeling that's about to change ;) Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. (Your tea cup adds such a sweet touch.) Hope your upcoming week is beautiful and blessed! Sending you lots of love and blessings <3

Paige said...

Ooh, yum! :D
Is it the traditional way to use cornflour in shortbread? It's interesting to see how ingredients you might use and I might use are different, and how we also call things by different names. :) Kind of a neat cultural lesson.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Kelly-Anne, I too have not heard of chocolate shortbread, but it looks absolutely delicious! My Scottish grandmother made shortbread that had a totally different texture (and recipe), and I loved that. But chocolate is such a treat, and I love your beautiful tea setting! Hugs, precious friend!

Christine Taft said...

So lovely! You seem like a lovely hostess. :)

magnoliasntea said...

Chocolate shortbread sounds new and wonderful! Why didn't we think of that? Isn't English tea the best ever. I learned to drink tea at the table of a lovely Englishwoman, and I have loved it since that time many years ago.
Hope you're enjoying a blessed Lord's Day.

Anonymous said...

Hello Kelly-Anne, I'm a blog friend of Mari and Jazzmin and thought I would stop by and say "hi." Thank you for sharing the recipe! I love your photography of the pretty tea set. Wishing you a blessed day.

Mildred, Georgia

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I wish I could be a guest of yours, to enjoy a cup of tea and one (or two!) of your delicious chocolate shortbread. Your teaset is so pretty, as are your photos.
Blessings to you, sweet friend!

Salomé du Toit said...

Hello. I came across your blog from Rachel's.
Those tea cups and milk jugs looks exactly like the ones we have. I had to look where you're from because I thought that you surely must live in Africa too.
It is nice to meet you. May the Lord bless you.

Margie said...

Hi Kelly-Anne,

I can't believe I'm only learning about the yummy goodness of chocolate shortbread just now! The photo of your pretty teacup (hee!) on Stephanie's blog caught my eye and it was a pleasant surprise when the link took me to you!

Have a good week!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, chocolate shortbread! How I would love to try some with a cup of tea or coffee. I have had shortbread before, but not chocolate. Thank you, dearest friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. You are such a lovely inspiration to so many. Much love!