Simple Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache-just a few ingredients and you’ve got a delicious cookie, perfect to serve with coffee or tea.
Sometimes you need something easy. Something simple. something fast! You might have guests coming or just not a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
You still want something tasty. Something that will impress the recipients of your effort.
Shortbread is always the answer. Just a few ingredients. If you’ve got a Name Your Link” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>food processor, it’s just a minute or two of prep time. Even if you have to make it the old fashioned way with a Name Your Link” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>pastry blender, it’s still only about 5 minutes. Then into the oven to bake.
It goes well with anything you serve with it. A cup of coffee, tea, a tall glass of milk. Shortbread has never met a beverage it didn’t get along with.
And it doesn’t need anything extra. Just served plain, the buttery goodness will show through in every bite.
But, I am a chocolate girl.
It’s just too easy to drizzle some chocolate ganache across the tops. Turning this simple shortbread into an elegant dessert.
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- 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Using a food processor or a pastry blender, combine all ingredients for your shortbread until you have a crumb texture.
- Line a square 8x8 pan with Parchment paper. (I just do one long strip that goes up 2 sides so it's easy to lift out the shortbread when baked.)
- Press crumb mixture into prepared baking pan. Poke holes into top of shortbread using a fork or toothpick.
- Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, just until edges start to turn golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan.
- Remove shortbread from pan (using parchment paper to lift out) and with a large knife, cut into desired shape, squares or triangles.
- For the ganache. place chocolate and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute on high in microwave. Just until chocolate starts to melt. Still until smooth and creamy. Heat for an additional 20 seconds if needed to melt chocolate. Transfer ganache to a plastic bag, Cut corner off bag and drizzle over cut shortbread.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
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