Monday, 27 February 2012

Claire Clark's Shortbread with Rose Flavoured Sugar

French Laundry, Claire Clark, Indulge 100 perfect desserts, shortbread
This shortbread recipe from Claire Clark's Indulge - 100 Perfect Desserts has been on my to do list for a while now, and when I was given these organic fairtrade rose flavoured sugars by Steenbergs, it gave me a good opportunity to make them.

It is really easy to make, and it's absolutely scrumptious! It's buttery and the hardness is just right. The store bought ones are too hard, while this one still gives the right amount of crumbs. I made one before with another recipe where it fell apart after one bite, and it's just not as satisfying.

I added rose petals in the dough, which gives an added texture to the shortbread.

rose, rose sugar
£2.25 for 90g, £3.50 for 200g
I sprinkled rose sugar on top of the cookies. The rose is really subtle, but if you focus, you will notice the rose flavour. And I really love the colour of the petals, so pretty!

Disclosure: I was given a sample of rose sugar to review; all opinions are honest and my own