Pistachio shortbread

    1 hour 57 min

    Love shortbread, so this is one with other ingredients added that I also love - pistachio nuts, brandy and orange zest.


    County Meath, Ireland
    3 people made this

    Makes: 30 biscuits

    • 220g butter
    • 140g caster sugar
    • 1 orange, zest grated
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon brandy
    • 280g plain flour, sieved
    • 80g pistachio nuts
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr57min 

    1. Mix the butter, sugar and orange zest until creamed then beat in the egg yolk and brandy. Add the flour, pistachios and salt and mix until combined. It will eventually come together.
    2. Shape the dough into a sausage around 30cm long, then wrap in clingfilm and put to rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
    3. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    4. Remove the clingfilm and cut biscuits 8 to 10mm thick from dough. Put on a baking tray lined with baking parchment,
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Leave to cool in tray for 10 minutes. Remove carefully to a wire rack to completely cool.

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    best best best  -  18 Aug 2010