Shortbread Jammy Hearts
Sweet, simple and delicious, these little numbers are perfect with a cup of Earl Grey. Oh, did I mention that Sarah also makes a mean cup of tea?
40g (1/3 cup) icing sugar, sifted
250g unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
60g (1/2 cup) cornflour
185g (1 ½ cups) plain flour
a pinch of salt
80g (1/4 cup) rhubarb and raspberry jam
icing sugar for dusting
Beat the sugar & butter together in a bowl until just combined. Add the vanilla extract, sifted flours & salt & mix until a dough forms. Mould into a log 6cm in diameter, wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180C. Remove the dough from the fridge & cut into 7mm slices, then cut shapes with a 5cm heart biscuit cutter. Reroll the excess dough & repeat the process until all the dough is used up.
Place the hearts on a greased & lined baking tray & bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks & leave to cool completely. Spread half the biscuits with jam, top with remaining biscuits & sprinkle with icing sugar. Once filled they will only keep for a day. Unfilled, they will happily keep in an airtight jar for a week.