Shortbread is one of my favourite things to bake. Not only is the recipe super simple and easy, you also don’t need many ingredients. I love experimenting with different additions and flavourings, to traditional shortbread. A few months ago I shared my lavender shortbread recipe in Vintage Life Magazine and today’s recipe is a variation on that one.
Earl Grey Shortbread Recipe
To make these I used beautiful Earl Grey tea. Earl Grey is one of my very favourite flavours and it works perfectly for baking. I also really enjoy shortbread with a little texture and crunch, so the tea really makes this simple recipe extra special.
You will need:
60g caster sugar
220g plain flour
2 tbsp Earl Grey tea. I used Girly Grey from T2
How to make:
Preheat oven to 170ºc and prepare a large baking tray.
Cream the butter and sugar together with the tea and rub in the four until it forms a stiff dough.
Roll out on a floured surface to about ¼” thickness.
Cut out using a cookie cutter and prick with a fork several times.
Bake for around 15 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Girly Grey is one of my favourite teas, from my tea collection. It contains black tea, orange and lemon peel and the lovely addition of cornflower petals. It’s a really refreshing blend, which I drink a lot.
As always let me know if you try this Earl Grey Shortbread recipe and let me know what you think. You can find loads more recipes in my baking section. I’ve got lots of fun Christmas recipes coming up in the next few days so be sure to check back soon.
Get the look: Tea cup and tea towel from Laura Ashley – Girly Grey Tea from T2
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