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Almond Shortbread

This chocolate filled shortbread makes the perfect treat and perfect accompaniment to your favourite cup of tea or coffee.

Makes about 20 Shortbreads

15-30 minutes

Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond

Easy

Ingredients

100g Butter, unsalted

55g Caster sugar

Pinch Sea salt

1tsp Vanilla bean paste 

1each Egg yolk, large (about 30 g)

70g Almond meal

140g Plain flour 

100g Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond

50g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa, molten 

30g Pistachio nuts, finely chopped

Little Egg wash

Any Excellence square makes a delicious inclusion.

Directions

  • 1

    Preheat

    • The oven to 170°C.

  • 2

    Place

    • The butter, sugar and vanilla into an electric mixer with a paddle attachment and mix until pale. 

      It is important not to cream the mixture for too long. If you over aerate the mixture it may result in the shortbread spreading too much in the oven.

  • 3

    Add

    • A pinch of salt and mix in the egg yolk. Mix until well incorporated.

  • 4

    In

    • A separate bowl mix together the almond meal and plain flour and run your fingers through the mixture ensuring that there are no lumps. Alternatively you can sift the almond and flour.

  • 5

    On

    • Slow speed mix almond and flour mixture into the butter mix until just combined. Place shortbread dough in some cling film and place in the fridge to rest for 10 minutes. In the meantime, with a sharp knife, cut each square of Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond in half and put aside.

  • 6

    On

    • A lightly floured surface roll out shortbread to 3mm thickness.

      Cut into strips approximately 4 cm wide and into rectangles about 7 cm long. This should perfectly wrap around the chocolate piece.

  • 7

    Place

    • The piece of chocolate onto the rectangle and gently wrap with the shortbread. The chocolate should be visible on both sides and the shortbread should slightly overlap on the top.

  • 8

    Place shortbreads onto a baking paper lined tray.

    • Brush top with little egg wash and bake until just golden brown.

  • 9

    Allow to fully cool.

    • In the meantime, gently melt and temper some dark chocolate. 

  • 10

    Drizzle

    • Shortbreads with chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts and allow chocolate to set fully.

      This shortbread keeps in a sealed container for one week but are best eaten fresh.

Reviews

EXCELLENCE Roasted Almond

EXCELLENCE Roasted Almond

A harmony of smooth dark, velvety chocolate, roasted almond flakes and a touch of finest fleur de sel sea salt.