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Star Of Valencia Shortbread: Spanish Persimon, Pistachios

Star Of Valencia Shortbread.

Fancy making some of these Star Of Valencia Shortbread?

These easy-to-make shortbread biscuits taste extra special with finely chopped Spanish persimon, pistachios and lime zest.

Perfect for Bonfire Night, and a great idea for homemade Christmas gifts. Or why not make some to sell at Christmas fetes?

Star Of Valencia Shortbread

How To Make Star Of Valencia Shortbread:

Makes approximately 25

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes

You Will Need:

Star Of Valencia Shortbread

Star Of Valencia Shortbread Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 or 3 baking trays with baking paper (if you only have 1 baking tray, cook in batches).

2. Remove and discard the leafy top from the Spanish persimon, then chop the fruit very finely.

3. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until combined, using a wooden spoon. (The mixture doesn’t need to be light). Add the flour, cornflour and salt and work them in with the wooden spoon. Add the persimon, pistachio nuts and lime zest, then use your hand to bring the mixture together.

4. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead for a few moments until smooth – but avoid over-handling. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and stamp out biscuits with a star-shaped cutter (or just use a round one). Re-roll the trimmings to make about 25 biscuits in total, placing them on the baking sheets.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until pale golden brown. Cool on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

6. Mix the icing sugar with a little water to make a thin icing. Drizzle over the biscuits and sprinkle them with the edible stars.

Cook’s Tip: If you have a nut allergy, simply omit the pistachios.

Star Of Valencia Shortbread

Star Of Valencia Shortbread Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon

What do you think of this Star Of Valencia Shortbread recipe?

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14 responses to “Star Of Valencia Shortbread: Spanish Persimon, Pistachios”

  1. Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog says:

    Love the star shape and the presentation.

  2. Tamar SB says:

    So pretty!

  3. Kelleyn Rothaermel says:

    So lovely and I bet delicious!

  4. Christine Graves says:

    They almost look to pretty to eat!

  5. mummabstylish says:

    Lovely sounding recipe and wow that's a super picture Claire. Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

  6. Jodie Fitz says:

    Love the display! Hope you join us this week too. xo

  7. Anonymous says:

    So stunning. I bet they taste amazing.

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