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Clotted Cream Honey Shortbread

Updated: Aug 6, 2023

shortbread biscuits

This is a quick and easy recipe for super delicious Clotted Cream Honey Shortbread.

I bake a lot and I try to have everything I need for my recipes in the house and sometimes I end up having too much of the same ingredient. I hate wasting food, so I try my best to either not be in a situation where I have too much food that can go to waste, or, if it's too late for that, I try to find new ways to use the ingredients. This time it happened to be clotted cream.

Most times I make shortbread using butter, as the traditional recipe asks, but I found that substituting the butter for clotted cream makes the shortbread a bit less crumbly, and using honey instead of sugar makes them even more delicious. Can I still call this shortbread? I hope so.

You will need:

  • 100 g clotted cream

  • 110 g set honey

  • 170 g plain flour (plus a bit extra for dusting)

How to:

  1. In a bowl, put the honey and clotted cream and mix

  2. Add the flour and mix

  3. Using your hands form the dough into a ball

  4. Wrap the dough ball in clingfilm or cover the bowl and put it in the fridge

  5. Chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes

  6. Pre-heat the oven and line 2 trays with baking paper

  7. Sprinkle some flour on your working surface, remove the dough from the clingfilm (bowl) and roll it into a disk of about half a centimetre thickness.

  8. Cut the dough (using your favourite cookie cutters, use a small glass or simply cut it with a knife)

  9. Cut as many shapes as you can from the disk, make another dough ball from the off-cuts and roll it, as you did initially, then proceed to cut more shapes.

  10. Bake the shortbread for 10-12 minutes at 190C then cool down

  11. Enjoy!

stacked shortbread biscuits

This Shortbread has a lot of flavour and is not super sweet. Once it has cooled down, make sure to keep the shortbread in an air-tight container.

If you like honey-flavoured biscuits or sweets, give this recipe a try and you won't regret it.

shortbread biscuits

If you try this recipe please let me know how it went, in the comments below.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care.

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