Recipe: Mastiha Shortbread (Gluten Free)

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  • Recipe: Mastiha Shortbread (Gluten Free)
  • Recipe: Mastiha Shortbread (Gluten Free)
  • Recipe: Mastiha Shortbread (Gluten Free)
  • Recipe: Mastiha Shortbread (Gluten Free)

Give your shortbread a subtle Greek makeover this Christmas with the addition of Mastiha, an ancient Greek spice with an intoxicating aroma unique to the island of Chios.

MASTIHA SHORTBREAD GLUTEN FREE
Serves: 20 biscuits


Ingredients  

  • 125g softened butter, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups gluten free plain flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground Art of Nature Mastiha tears
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
Conventional Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper or prepare a silicone mat.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes so it is easier to shape.
  6. Roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper and use a cookie cutter to cut shortbread into desired shape or slice into rectangular fingers. If dough is too sticky dust with extra flour.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on tray.
Thermomix Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper or prepare a silicone mat.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl 20 sec/speed 5.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix 10 sec/speed 5.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix 20 sec/speed 4.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes so it is easier to shape.
  6. Roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper and use a cookie cutter to cut shortbread into desired shape or slice into rectangular fingers. If dough is too sticky dust with extra flour.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on tray
This recipe was created by the lovely Helen from Hungry and Fussy  - be sure to visit her blog for more gluten-free recipes and inspiration!

 

Want to learn more about Mastiha tears? Click here

 

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