Brown Sugar Spiced Shortbread

Hello everyone, I hope your week has been great.

This recipe is a spiced twist on the original and the taste is just as delightful, the good thing about mixed spices is that you get a mixture of flavours from the nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger which all complement the shortbread. Another difference is the use of brown sugar which offers a deep, rich treacly taste, not usually associated with shortbread but compliments the taste none the less.

Recipe: Brown sugar spiced shortbread (makes 30)

Ingredients

150g plain flour

3 1/2 tbsp dark brown soft sugar

1/2 tsp mixed spice

100g butter

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a tray with baking paper.
  • Mix the flour, sugar and mixed spice in a large bowl. Rub the butter until it forms crumbs. Bring together to form a smooth dough.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface, use a small cutter to cut out the shortbread and place on a the tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool down.

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*This recipe is inspired from All Recipes here.

Oh Sugar!

When looking for added sugar in foods it’s not always so easy as spotting the word ‘sugar’ in the list of ingredients because it has many names.

Here are the main ones to look out for:
– sucrose
– fructose
– cane sugar
– crystalline fructose
– fruit juice concentrates
– high fructose corn syrup
– corn syrup

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