Great-aunt's shortcrust pastry
This Shortcake candy is from my great-aunt which I personally didn't know either. But its shortcrust pastry knew our whole family and entire village in which she lived. Great-Aunt baked Christmas cookies to the people of the village and they, in turn, brought extra eggs, milk, butter. It was such a local Baker-talkative what baked perfect cookies and cakes. So the people who knew her in the village only they need for their parents. I wish that I could get to know her and her art to learn more.
After the great-aunt left only a few recipes, and others who knows where :-(
So I will share this with many people's favorite and for us absolutely traditional. This year, with a modern twist in the form of stampers, but the flavor remains the same, and if you continue everything home the gravy just falling apart on our delicious tongues.
I somehow eloquent until I almost melted away over the traditional flavour for me-how we Great-aunt's meltingly shortcrust pastry)
SO, LET'S DO IT :-)
- 355g plain flour
- 125 g icing sugar
- 250 g butter - I used the home made
- vanilla sugar - you can do it at home
- lemon-peel · prefer some bio
- 2 egg yolks
So first we will prepare all the necessary ingredients on the table, or kitchen line. We will prepare also blew and rolling dough. The grater on the nastrouhání lemon peel, no bowl of dough and foil. Forget Nice, baking sheet and baking paper. So perhaps we have everything we need to prepared and we can put it to work.
First beat eggs and separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. We have to drink egg whites aside and we need to be on snow puffs)
Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add the sugar and vanilla. Mix it and add the two egg yolks. Whisk made beautifully into the foam and add the melted butter cooled. Now beg the flour directly into the Bowl where we already have a basis of our cool shortbread. Still do not mix and add the grated zest of's carefully washed the best organic Lemon. I tried one batch of shortbread give zest Orange and it was also very good. So it only if someone wanted to change and or just want to try it out. In the original recipe is, of course, the classics, the bark of a lemon.
So, I'm almost at the end. Now we take the vařečku and cook so that we began to engage beautifully dough. Blew sprinkle smooth flour and dough from Bowl to pull out there. Wash your hands thoroughly and dry. The dough will develop nicely traditionally and it means as otherwise) Well I manually) On this section you give it, even though it does not appear this is a very important step and the better the dough hands work toward the better cookies then we will have.
From an neat dough ball or roller-how to more like, wrap in foil and put in the fridge to rest-preferably overnight. If you leave the batter for at least three hours in calm down please) Take the tea pokliďte, chat with family and friends and then get to it.
The next morning we'll get the dough out of the fridge and we have the classic way. We'll keep the dough slightly to allow split into parts. Do not forget to turn on the oven, it's to make us a beautifully preheat and cookies baked beautifully.
Sprinkle there was flour and roll plate. Oh, and cut of us the selected shapes, and then we lay on a baking sheet or baking paper laid out the washer-it is up to you on what you're used to and what you are using.
Oh, and get this into the preheated oven, Lord God bless us and bake. Baking time dare not write, please follow each according to your oven and also according to the dough. When it is finished is a beautifully coloured, sometimes can be golden brown.
After baking, built into some boxes, lined with a napkin with a Christmas theme. Let cool and store in a cool place. For a better sit you can also add bits of diced apples.
A few days before Christmas, homemade jam and splice who wants to decorate.
Tip: after removing from the oven, you can sometimes I still hot wrapped in icing sugar with vanilla.
So and promised a recipe for Homemade vanilla sugar so We need:
- 2 vanilla pods
- 400 g crystal sugar
There are two ways either sliced pods only you cut and paste it into sugar and sugar with beans or mix parts in the blender. I mix when I want to have more smell vanilla, it seems to me it's so much better. However, it is not necessary, a lot of people say that I see the difference mainly as mixuji. However, I have a powerful blender, and so got it right and in one go so it didn't bother me and I am doing so. but I used to. Then close to some glasses and that's it.
So it will be about everything. I wish you all a peaceful Christmas, mostly full of love from your beloved family and friends and all the nice people with the heart in the right place.
The love, the cool and calm-perhaps just say there's a beautiful scent, just from our traditional Great-aunt's meltingly shortcrust pastry :-) word yet;
Look at the world of beautifully, good taste and once again the most beautiful holidays calm and heartly You with all my heart desires Romča