Today is National Shortbread Day, but before visions of sugar and butter deter you from celebrating this lesser known awareness day ....there’s some good news!
There is a way to make what is arguably one of the nations favourite biscuits just that little bit healthier. To this end, Taiki Tea have come up with a matcha shortbread. Perfect for putting the green in your tea (break) this January!
Ingredients 2 teaspoons of Taiki Tea matcha (culinary or premium ceremonial) 250g vegan butter (at room temperature) 250g plain flour 125g cornflour 125 golden caster sugar a pinch of salt Method 1. Turn the oven onto 170C (150C fan) and cover a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. 2. Using a handheld whisk or wooden spoon mix together the sugar and butter until smooth and fluffy. 3. Sift in the plain flour, cornflour and matcha and mix 4. Add a pinch of salt and turn the mix on a clean surface. 5. Knead the mix until fully mixed together, then, using a rolling pin roll until approx 1cm thick. 6. Cut into fingers, triangle or shapes using a cookie cutter and place on the baking sheet. 7. Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until the edges are starting to turn a golden brown