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Rose shortbread hearts

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These shortbread biscuits were inspired by some that we received as a present, and I thought that I’d have a go at recreating them by making up the recipe myself! They would make a perfect Valentine’s or anniversary gift, and are delicately flavoured with rose (as long as you don’t go too mad with the rose water!). I used Taylors’ China rose petal tea for this recipe – it’s better than using a flavoured black tea.

 

Ingredients (makes about 25 hearts)

 

140g/5oz plain flour
110g/4oz butter
55g/2oz caster sugar
25g/1oz cornflour
1 tsp rose tea
1 capful of rosewater (probably about 1/4 tsp)

 

Method

 

1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas mark 3 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and rub everything together.

 

2. Add the rosewater and mix well, squashing the mixture into a ball. Roll out (to about half a centimetre thick) on a floured surface and cut out the heart shapes.

 

3. Place the biscuits onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

 

4. Enjoy with a cuppa! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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3 Comments

  1. ThriftTales on February 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Reblogged this on Thrift Tales and commented:
    Happy Valentine’s Day, from So Many Crafts + my burning love for biscuits.

  2. Hearts for You | Thrift Tales on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    […] Valentine’s Day. Enjoy some rose shortbread hearts, brought to you by my undying love of […]

  3. Pretty in Gingham on February 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Sounds delicious!

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