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Friday, August 19, 2011

My new Shortbread Recipe

Thirty years of tradition came to an abrupt halt the other day when I decided to try the Thermomix version of shortbread.

I have been making this one chocolate chip shortbread cookie recipe now since I was in my early twenties.  The recipe was lovely, but kind of laborious.  It involved melted butter and cornflour, and mixing until it thickened - which depending on the weather, often took a little time to achieve.

I have attended several meetings where the "Thermomix Shortbread" had been served, so I decided to give the recipe my slant - and add chocolate chips and cook them in the mini muffin pans like I usually do.

Choc Chip Mini Shortbread
Adapted from EDC Thermomix Cookbook

400g plain flour
200g rice
200g sugar
400g butter, cut into cubes
200g chocolate chips (or half choc and half white choc)
caster sugar, extra

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Place the rice in the TM bowl and mill for 1 minute on speed 9.

Place the flour, sugar and butter in the TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 6.

Set dial to closed lid position and mix for 20 seconds on interval speed.

Add the chocolate chips and put on closed lid position and mix for an additional 20 seconds on interval speed.  (the mixture will be quite crumbly).

Take spoonfuls of the mixture and lightly press into mini muffin pan moulds.  Gently smooth over with the back of a spoon.  Top the shortbread mixture with a little caster sugar.

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes, moving around in the oven if needed, until golden around the edges.

Wow - I cannot believe it - this amount of mixture made around 60 shortbread cookies - and in less than 1 minute of mixing time.  God I love you Thermie!!!

So there you have it 30 years of tradition - now replaced with a Thermomix recipe that takes a fraction of the time to produce!!!!

It's a good thing too - I made a single batch last week, and it flew out the window so quickly that I had to produce another batch - so this week I decided to up the quantities (and that's how I ended up with 60!!) - Mind you they are just about gone too!!!  "The Darlings" love my shortbread and can often be seen walking around with several in their hand.  In fact one of them asked my to show him how to make it himself, and so adds another element to loving Thermie - it makes it so easy for the kids to cook now!!!

I just want to head a word of warning here - I think that really this may be an "overload" for the TM - I would actually advocate only making half this quantity - don't want to lock your blades now do you???


  1. I love shortbread and I have a fantastic recipe. Have not made it for ages, thanks for reminding me LOL. Hope all well there. Diane

  2. Many thanks for this lovely recipe. I made it using Rapadura sugar and raw organic cacao nibs in place of the choc bits. Totally moreish. I will definitely be making them again - lots. Victoria.


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