Put the flour and cornflour into a processor with the butter. Blend together to make crumbs. Add the sugar and coffee granules and blend again until the mixture comes together to form a ball. Knead lightly onto a floured surface. Grease a 20cm square tin and press the shortbread into the tin. Press a fork around the edges to make a pattern and prick the surface several times with a fork.
Bake the shortbread for 20 minutes or until the shortbread is pale golden and cooked through.
Cool in the tin, then cut into 12 bars.
Microwave the chocolate on High for 30 seconds, or until just melted. Dip the base of chocolate covered coffee beans (or chocolate sweets) in the chocolate and arrange 3 on top of each coffee shortbread.
Post by mairghread on Jun 13, 2009 11:24:25 GMT -6
Sylvia: My name is Margaret, I was born in Scotland in edinburgh and came to states years ago. I really enjoy your messages. I don't think a Scot ever really leaves home behind. Growing up in USA you really are in a melting pot and devlop many tastes. Here in Southern California for me it is Mexican Food and BBQ, but I do love hearing your recipes. My mom and several aunt are still kicking and so we were brought up in a Scottish house in America. I am currently looking to teach my daughters about their heritage and hope to hear more about Scotland from your messages. mairghread
Great to hear from you. I'm glad that you enjoy hearing about the land of your birth - Bonnie Scotland. We have had quite a few weeks of great weather, best weather for a long time. Today, wow, thunder, lightning and torrents of rain. Only managed to boot up a short time ago.
Have any of your family returned to Edinburgh for a visit? I'm looking forward to the new tram car system getting up and running. It's way over it's completion date.
My DH and I spent 19 days in California in 2001 for initially a wedding, then a holiday. I enjoyed my tram car ride in San Francisco. Our days for American travel has come to an end. We are unable to deal with long flights now. We can cope with a 2 - 3 hour flight, which means any holidays have to be European.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!