Rosemary and Vanilla Sugar Shortbread


Some confessions:
1. My family and I like to stick to traditional recipes, particularly the good ol' shortbread (they dissapear faster than we like to admit)
and 2. I have always wondered why people put herbs in sweet recipes.
Yet here I am, writing to you about my recent adventures in the kitchen- and yes, I put herbs on shortbread. We'd had normal shortbread earlier this week, so I wanted to change things around a little. So after cutting out the shortbread shapes, I dipped them in sugar, and thought about the current series of the Great British Bake Off and questioned 'what would the bakers do?'
Rosemary seemed like the best option, and I can assure you they dissapeared just as fast as traditional shortbread in my house! Enjoy~
 250g plain flour, 75g caster sugar, 175g margarine, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, demerara sugar and dried rosemary to decorate.
Preheart the oven to 160C (150C fan assisted).
Stir together the flour and caster sugar then rub in the butter.
Mix in the vanilla extract and knead well to form a smooth dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out your shortbread shapes.
Pour some demerara sugar into a dish and roll the edges of each shortbread into the sugar.
Place on a baking tray, prick the centres with a fork then sprinkle with  rosemary and a little extra sugar .
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  1. Emma these look and sound so good! I've never had herbs on shortbread too but I'd love to try it out!
    Emma Xx

  2. These sound amazing, and look even better! I'm hungry for shortbread now!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  3. these look almost too pretty to eat. I love shortbread and look forward to trying this recipe! Haven't had it with herbs included so it'll be something new!

    Emmett - Hippie Lace


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