Baking

This nutty, buttery walnut shortbread is perfect for afternoon tea

You won't be disappointed.
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Full of nutty, buttery goodness, this walnut shortbread is a perfect treat that combines the rich flavours of walnuts and a hint of cloves. This recipe features a crumbly texture that melts in your mouth, making it perfect for afternoon tea.

Note: In addition to the cooking times above, this recipe requires 15 minutes of cooling time.

CHEF’S TIP

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To achieve the right texture, it’s important to use white sugar, not caster sugar, for the shortbread and demerara sugar for the topping.

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How to make walnut shortbread

Ingredients

Method

1.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Put nuts on one of the prepared trays and bake for 5 minutes or until crisp. Set aside to cool, then put in a food processor and pulse until a fine crumb forms.

2.

Put ground nuts, flour, cloves and white sugar in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add butter. Mix gently until a smooth dough forms.

3.

Put dough on the other prepared tray and press into a 24cm-wide, 5mm-thick disc. Brush with milk, then sprinkle with demerara sugar. Cut into 8 wedges, then bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve.

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