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Dandelion Shortbread

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Dandelions are bestowed with wonderful health benefits and are a joy to behold.

Making this dandelion shortbread is a great way to incorporate this wonderful plant in to a sweet treat. You can also make Dandelion Honey here.

Dandelion Shortbread Recipe

(Makes about 12 biscuits depending on size and shape)

Ingredients

4oz salted organic butter

2oz caster sugar

6oz plain flour

Half a cup of dandelion petals (make sure you discard the green parts as these are too bitter for the shortbread)

A little Demerara or caster sugar to sprinkle

Method

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  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

  2. Beat the salted butter and the sugar together until smooth and creamy.pastry

  3. Add the flour and dandelion petals and mix to a soft dough. (I used my KitchenAid for the whole process).

  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to about 1cm thick.
  5. Cut into rounds and mark all the way around with a fork for a dandelion look. Sprinkle with demerera sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  6. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

  7. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea.

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