Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sablés (Short crust biscuits with Jam)

Ingredients: makes 25 pieces

125g cold butter cubed
125g icing sugar
250g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 – 2 tbsp cold water
1 jar strawberry jam
Icing sugar

1.   Put flour, sugar, salt, butter, vanilla and baking powder in food processor and blitz it until mixture texture is similar to sand. Rub all ingredients using both hands to get similar results.
2.   Add the egg and 1 tbsp of cold water and blitz again few times. Don’t over do it though.
3.   At this stage, the dough should starting blending as a ball at the sides of the mixing bowl. If you touch it, it should have a soft but crumbly consistency
4.   Take dough out of food processor, dust some flour over it and rest for 15 to 30mn. Roll to 3 mm thickness and cut out circles like on the picture.
5.   Bake in a preheated oven 180°C for 7 to 10mn
6.   Leave to cool down then dust the hollow circles with icing sugar.
7.   Sandwich the two circles with some strawberry Jam or any other jam of your choice

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