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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Choc Chip Shortbread Slice

It's Sunday - so if you are looking to make yourself a little treat to have with a cuppa later this afternoon - or you are looking for a lunchbox filler for next week - this recipe is for you!!  Quick, easy, and oh so yummy!!

Shortbread is always popular in this house.  At Christmas time I make bucket loads of the stuff!!  (If you look in the Baking section to the right you will find my usual Christmas recipe.)  This recipe though, seemed so much easier - no fiddly little individual shortbreads - but all the same ingredients - so what could be better? I am going to give you both the recipe as it appears in Super Food Ideas, and my Thermomix version.

Choc Chip Shortbread Slice
From Super Food Ideas March edition

250g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup choc chips
1/2 cup white choc bits

Preheat oven to 140 degrees fan forced.  Grease an 18cm x 28cm slice pan.  Line base and sides with baking paper - allowing a 3cm overhang on all sides.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Stir in the flours.  Stir in the choc chips.

Press mixture over the base of the prepared pan.

Using a small knife cut the slice into squares (this makes it easier when it is baked - and prevents a lot less crumbling!!).

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and just firm to touch.

Cool completely.  Cut into squares.

Thermomix Version

250g butter, cubed
130g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
240g plain flour
95g self raising flour
110g choc chips
110g white choc bits

Place the cubed butter into the TM bowl.  Process at 50 degrees, for 10 seconds on speed 8.

Add the sugar and vanilla, and process for 10 seconds on speed 8.  Scrape down the bowl and repeat.

Add the flours, process for 10 seconds on speed 4, scrape down the bowl and repeat.

Add the choc chips, process for 20 seconds on reverse speed 1.

Press into prepared pan, and follow directions as above.

So go on - make yourself a little treat to have this afternoon - you deserve it after all that hard gardening, watching sport, housework, or whatever it is you get up to on a Sunday afternoon!!!!

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