The famous Aspirin Business Shortbread

April 25, 2016

by Heath Waring, Support Crew Director at Aspirin Business Solutions

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Aspirin Business Shortbread

I have been asked a lot for the recipe for the Aspirin Business Shortbread which I bake on a regular basis for our business meetings or just as a treat for our clients. This is such an easy biscuit to make that once you have done it once, you will never want to buy another shop bought Shortbread again!

Ingredients are very simple

340g of good quality plain flour
250g of good quality butter (I use Beurre d’Isigny, it has nice salt crystals in which add to the flavour)
110g of caster sugar

Add your favourite flavourings, mine are Fudge, Choc Chip, Opies Stem Ginger or Ground Ginger and Chopped Almonds. 

Method:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees centigrade
2. Mix together by hand or a food processor the butter and caster sugar until smooth 
3. Add the flour to the sugar and butter and rub together until it starts to form into a dough and then knead until it is smooth and elastic.
4. Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for 20 minutes
5. Take the dough out of the fridge into a bowl and add any goodies you want like stem ginger, choc, chip, fudge and mix in well.
6. Put the dough onto a floured worktop and roll out to about 5mm thick, make sure the rolling pin is floured as well to prevent sticking.
7. Use a pastry cutter, shape to your choice, and press out the biscuits.
8. Get a baking tray and line with Teflon or grease proof paper, sprinkle some caster sugar on top and the lay the biscuits onto the tray evenly.
9. Sprinkle more caster sugar over the top of the biscuits.
10. Put the tray of biscuits into the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes, then remove and allow them to cool.
11. Finally sprinkle with more caster sugar or get a shaker with icing sugar and shake over the top when cold.

ENJOY!!!

Watch Heath in this time-lapse video – just 27 seconds to shortbread heaven https://vimeo.com/114559276