Friday, September 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Shortbread

I don't know if you can have a 'meaty' biscuit, but if you can , then this substantial peanut biscuit is it. I have been trying to recreate a peanut biscuit that I used to bake , pre TMX days. It tasted of roasted Peanuts and was light and crisp. This is not quite it. Never-the-less it is a very nice biscuit so i have decided to post it.

Set oven at 180 o C FF

150g. butter, at room temp.
275g. crunchy Peanut butter
200g. light brown sugar, or , 1/2 raw and 1/2 dark brown.
1 egg
260g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
110g unsalted chopped peanuts , or from a packet of mixed chopped nuts.

Line Baking trays with not stick paper.
Grind sugar Speed 7 / 10 seconds.
Add butter, speed 4 / 20 seconds.
Add peanut butter, REVERSE/ speed 3 / 1 min. Scrape down during mixing.
Add egg,speed 4 / 10 seconds.
Knead flour, baking powder and chopped peanuts in, 1 min.
Tip into large dish and fold in any dry ingredients.
Use a dessert spoon or 4 cm icecream scoop to place mix on to trays
Bake 15 to 20 mins.

Could add Chocolate chips if desired.

Makes 40

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