Peppermint petticoat tails shortbread

Peppermint petticoat tails shortbread

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A clever decoration technique for this classic tea time biscuit - use a doily to dust on a pretty lace pattern in icing sugar

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
445
protein
3g
carbs
48g
fat
26g
saturates
16g
fibre
1g
sugar
15g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp peppermint essence
  • 250g plain flour, plus a little extra for rolling
  • 100g cornflour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • icing sugar, for dusting

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Method

  1. Put the butter, sugar and peppermint essence in a food processor and whizz until pale and creamy. Add the flour, cornflour and salt, and pulse until the mixture clumps together into small pieces. Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and bring the dough together as a ball, but don’t overwork it. Roll the dough to a 25cm circle, about 1cm thick. Trim around a large plate to give a really neat edge. Transfer to a large baking sheet. Use 2 fingers to crimp all the way around the edge of the dough then, using a fork, mark dotted lines to portion the shortbread into 8 wedges. Put the tray in the fridge and chill for at least 30 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cook the shortbread for 25 mins until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool completely on the tray. To decorate, place a lacy doily over the shortbread and dust with a generous layer of icing sugar. Pull the doily away to reveal the beautiful lacy pattern. Keep in a tin for up to 5 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2013

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sunmichelle's picture
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I agree the texture was lovely but was really disappointed as the peppermint was not that noticeable. I too will add more next time.

sunmichelle's picture
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I agree the texture was lovely but was really disappointed as the peppermint was not that noticeable. I too will add more next time.

Bethanwy's picture
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Really easy to make and the texture was lovely but mine didn't really taste of peppermint at all. It might have been my peppermint essence but I think I'll double the amount next time.

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