Sunday, 19 January 2014

Turkish Delight Shortbread

I was T.V channel hopping recently and came across a programme about a shop in the USA that make shortbread flavoured with dried tea leaves, so I thought I would have a go at my own version.

4oz butter (softened)
2oz  caster sugar
6oz plain flour
1 Twinings Rose Garden tea bag 
1 tsp rose water
Extra caster sugar to sprinkle

Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees C

  • Beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy and add rosewater.
  • Mix together the contents of the tea bag with the flour.
  • Add the flour mix to the butter/sugar mix and combine.
  • Use your hands to bring the mixture together and roll out.
  • Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Prick several times with a fork.
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
  • Sprinkle with caster sugar.
I was going to name this recipe rose tea shortbread but my husband said it tasted just like Turkish delight hence the name! They are really easy to make.  Give it a try!

If you want to make standard shortbread, you can find the recipe here which I posted in 2009.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

They look delicious Simone! :)
V xxx

Rosie said...

They look very tasty, Simone. Just right with a cup of tea and a good book on a winter afternoon - the rose flavour would make you think of summer:)

marigold jam said...

Sounds delicious!

rusty duck said...

Yum, they sound really nice.

andamento said...

Mmmm, they sound delicious.

Julia said...

Mmmmm, sounds divine - I love Turkish Delight and shortbread, so a heavenly combination!!

Julia x

Helen Philipps said...

I must make some of these, Simone, thank you for sharing the recipe! We love Turkish delight here and shortbread too....what a yummy idea.
Wishing you a happy week, hope the sun comes out for you.
Helen xx

Ann said...

Mum loves shortbread and she loves tea so I must try these Simone and they look so pretty too. Thanks for the recipe! x

Lisa said...

These biscuits look so tasty, think it's the extra dusting of sugar!
Such an annoyance about the cafe job, hope something else you like the sound of comes along.
Love the teardops of gemstone, much more suited name than peardrops.
Lisa x