I’m always browsing the baking aisle in the supermarket, looking for something new or different to incorporate into my baking. When I saw a packet of mini fudge chunks I thought they’d be great in a biscuit or cookie. So yesterday, I experimented with my shortbread recipe and came up with these Toffee Fudge Shortbread biscuits.
For quality control purposes I tried a couple with a cup of tea and can vouch that they really are quite yummy. Of course, my little testers don’t like to miss any baked goodies and they too gave the shortbread a big thumbs up. What I really liked is that the shortbread is light and buttery whilst the baked fudge chunks taste like little chewy toffee fudge morsels, delicious!
Here’s my recipe for Toffee Fudge Shortbread.
Ingredients (makes 20)
200g unsalted butter (softened)
100g caster sugar plus 1/2 tablespoon for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g plain flour
Pinch of salt
100g mini fudge chunks
1. Line 2 baking sheets with non stick baking parchment.
2. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
3. Sift in half of the flour, cornflour and salt. Then mix together.
4. Once combined sift in the remaining flour and cornflour. Add the mini fudge chunks. Mix until the mixture becomes like a biscuit dough.
5. Dust your work surface with cornflour and bring the dough together with your hands.
6. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 7mm to 8mm using a 6.5cm flower shape cutter cut out as many flower shaped shortbread as possible.
7. Then reform the dough. Roll out and cut out the remaining shortbread.
8. Place the shortbread on the baking sheets and put in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
9. Pre heat your oven to Fan 160c, then bake the shortbread for 22 minutes. Halfway through baking turn the baking sheets round and swap oven shelves. This will help the shortbread bake evenly.
10. When baked remove the shortbread from the oven, they should be pale gold. Sprinkle with the additional caster sugar. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking trays and then transfer to wire racks to cool.
I think these Toffee Fudge Shortbread biscuits make an excellent gift, so I’m going to put some in a pretty tin and give them to my mum. Hope she likes them.
Until next time, happy baking.