Cooking with Tea: Tea Flavored Shortbread

While all baked goods go particularly well with a cup of tea, shortbread may be the best pairing. Although most people may not try to make shortbread, it is actually easy to bake.  Here is a recipe, courtesy of Typhoo, for tea flavored shortbread.

To begin, gather these ingredients:

125g/4oz butter
50g/2oz sugar
175g/6oz plain flour
1 tbsp milk
Typhoo Tea Bag (any variety)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Rub butter, caster sugar and flour together in a big bowl until it looks like breadcrumbs, I used to call this tickling with the boys.  Now we just add it all to the food processor and pulse it.

Heat a small cup of milk and add the teabag and allow to steep.

Add a tablespoon of milk to your bread crumbs and knead for a minute or two until it forms a smooth ball of dough.  Cover with clingfilm and pop in the fridge for half an hour.

Turn onto a floured surface and roll out the dough until it’s 1cm thick.  Cut out biscuit shapes using a biscuit cutter.

Reshape the scraps and cut more shapes. Place the biscuits on a baking tray and prick with a fork.  We actually stamped them with a star-shaped cookie cutter to make them more festive.

Bake for 15 minutes before placing on to a wire rack to cool.

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