English Shortbread may be like sugar cookies, but don't let that fool you - it's full of deliciousness and not complicated by anything extra. Perfect for when your sweet tooth demands only the best!
- 1 cup butter, plus (no substitutes) - if you can get Amish salted butter you will thank me later :)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Mix the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
- Gradually work in the flour (Mixture will be crumbly).
- Press mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
- Prick all over with a fork (Dip fork in some flour before pricking shortbread).
- Sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar (Optional).
- Put into the oven for about 20 minutes, or until pale golden.
- When cool, cut into bars.
I prefer to go with the classics. I suggest these yummy treat pair well with our Darjeeling Tea Finest Tippy or the English Breakfast Tea. Both always fan favorites. Add honey and some lemon and you have it right. Whether it's high or low tea time. Another choice would be a great latte. Try our Espresso Italia with a layer of steamed foamy milk.
Darjeeling Tea Finest Tippy: Darjeeling teas have the most precious qualities of the world. They possess an exquisite bouquet and flavor and a distinctive Muscat grape character, almost wine-like in taste, in a lovely and light cup. The light, beautiful body of this gourmet tea holds a flavorful surprise for your palate that you're going to love.
English Breakfast Tea: English Breakfast Tea that has a full body and is richly robust. This gourmet tea is expected to be served with milk and a sweetener much like the British have prepared their morning tea for over a century. Once the black tea has been mixed with milk, its aroma transforms into the scents of warm toast and honey!
Espresso Italia: This southern Italian classic is a blend of 100% Arabica beans and roasted by our on-site roaster to "full city roast." Full city is a medium roast that is reached after just a few minutes when the beans are caught between the first and second crack. The beans will exhibit a balance between aroma, acid, and complexity, producing a smooth well-rounded espresso.