Thursday 7 March 2013

Kaffir Lime Leaf Shortbread

I am generally not a big baker of cookie's, but I have had plenty of requests lately to make some cookies so here they are. I adapted a recipe from a Australian Woman's Weekly Cookbook- Biscuit and slices. I added kaffir lime leaves for their intense aromatic lime flavor. I had one difficulty with the recipe, it says to make rosettes with a piping bag, which was frikin difficult, I made a few then gave up....  Maybe I didn't have a large enough tip or possibly the dough was too cold, they turned out all right in the end just maybe not as pretty as they could have been.

Kaffir Lime Leaf Shortbread
125 grams butter
2 teaspoons of kaffir lime leaf slivers
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup low fat sour cream
1 Tablespoon lime juice
icing sugar, extra
slivers of kaffir lime for decoration
kaffir lime leaves-remove inner stem

How to cut kaffir lime leaves:
1. Cut sides of leaf of and discard stem.
2. Stack leaves together, and finely slice.

cutting slivers of kaffir lime leaves 
icing sugar and butter
1. Beat butter, slivered lime leaves, lime juice and butter in a bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
icing sugar, butter, lime juice and lime leaves after mixed
2. Stir in sifted flour, and sour cream
stirring in flour and sour cream
3. Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with one 1cm star tube.
4. Pipe rosettes of mixture about 3cm apart onto greased baking trays; top rosettes with a few pieces of kaffir lime leaf.
5. Bake in moderately hot oven for approximately 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
6. Dust cookies with extra icing sugar.
cookies ready to go in the oven

*This recipes has been adapted from the recipe sour cream and lemon shortbreads from Australian Woman's Weekly- Biscuits and Slices

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