Ready to bake cherry shortbread dough - recipe

Ready to bake cherry shortbread dough

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  1. 1

    In a bowl whisk together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 675g Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 375g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  2. 2

    Stir in the flours, salt and cherries until it starts to come together.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1050g Plain white flour
    • 1tsp Salt
    • 200g Dried sour cherries
  3. 3

    Using clean hands, bring the dough together by gently kneading it.

  4. 4

    Split the dough into 6 and roll each into a sausage with a diameter of 5cm.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle the demerara sugar onto a tray. Roll each sausage in the sugar to coat the outside completely. Wrap well in cling film and refrigerate.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Unrefined demerara sugar
  6. 6

    To wrap for gifting, cut 6 pieces of baking parchment into 30cm x 30 cm and wrap each biscuit dough. Secure with ribbons at either end to form a cracker shape.

  7. 7

    Write the cooking instructions (see step 8), on a label and attach to the ribbon. Give as heartwarming ready to bake gifts.

  8. 8

    To cook, preheat the oven to 180°C  (fan 170°C, gas mark 4). Grease and flour a baking sheet. Slice the dough into 10 even sized discs and bake for 15 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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