Monday, February 27, 2012

Walnut shortbread fingers


You know when you get in that mood to bake and you can't decide what you want to bake? Well, it's been missing for a while because of the heat but I always look to my pantry for inspiration (or the bottom of the crisper dish for fruit that's on it's way out). I'll always find nuts or coconut or dried fruit of some description in the pantry. I might even be lucky to find a couple rows of chocolate. (Might, I said.) I thought I had pecans and googled this recipe for an Easy 5 Minute Pecan Slice and easy (and 5 minutes) it was. Trouble was it was walnuts I had, not pecans. No problem.


Walnut Shortbread Fingers

125gm butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (or pecans or any other nuts you have)
vanilla
small amount of chocolate (for drizzle)

  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Add melted butter and mix well.
  3. Press into a 30x25cm slice pan and bake at 180 deg C for approx 20 mins or until golden brown.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Drizzle with the smallest amount of chocolate, if desired.
  6. Slice into smaller 'finger' slices.

Slightly chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside and very buttery. Just like shortbread I reckon.

7 comments:

  1. Delicious! I love walnuts and shortbread. Together? Perfect!

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  2. Anne...These look SO good. And they sound easy enough. As a matter of fact I have everything on hand so guess what I'll be making this afternoon. This really is a great recipe. I LOVE fast, easy and good. You can't beat that and this recipe is all of that.

    Hugs,

    Nann

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  3. Yum Anne, I could so go some of this right now. The crunchie did not cut it! xx

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  4. Anne, these look delightful! Add some chocolate and this could be like german chocolate cake! Now I'm hungry! :D

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  5. Yum...delicious! I've been thinking that I need to do some baking today. We shall see if I get around to it!

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  6. Mmmm this sounds wonderful, I love both walnuts and shortbread! And I love that you have a kitchen converter on your page, because I am ALWAYS looking up conversions for things! How handy!

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