Friday 28 February 2014

Brit Decor: Bakes / Butter Biscuit Hearts

Butter Biscuit Hearts
Whist photographing these melt-in-the-mouth cuties, it did cross my mind that perhaps this recipe would have been better suited to Valentines Day, but then again, every day should be full of love, right? So here's my own contribution to spreading the love...

250g plain flour
100g icing sugar
200g butter (cubed)
2 eggs
A pinch of salt
8tbsp jam (your choice)

Begin by preheating your oven to 170oc, then place the flour, icing sugar, butter and salt into a bowl. Rub these ingredients together to make breadcrumbs (a great finger workout!).

Add the egg yolks to your breadcrumbs and mix together to create a dough. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of approximately 0.5cm. Now apply the heart-shaped cutter.

Place half of the heart shapes onto a baking tray and cut-out 2cm holes in the centre of the remaining hearts. Now add these to the baking tray and place the entire batch in the oven for just 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Use a teaspoon to measure a small drop of jam (I prefer to use a cheaper own brand as it has the consistency of puree) and drop this onto each whole biscuit. Then gently place the other hearts, with the holes in the middle, on top. Aren't they cute!?

To finish, lightly dust with icing sugar.

Images / Mike Ahern
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