06 November 2013

Salt and Pepper Shortbread and an Introduction



I don't usually share guest posts on Tinned Tomatoes, but after chatting to Karon from Larder Love, I asked her if she would like to send me over a post, so my readers could meet her.

Karon is a published author who has been writing her blog for a while now. She used to blog about any recipe that came to mind, but now she focuses on her larder and things like preserves, homemade butters and biscuits and as you can see her photos are absolutely stunning.

Karon has just published an new ebook and her first blog challenge, so I thought she could do with a bit of support.


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Hi,  I’m Karon from Larder Love and I’m thrilled to visit here and be able to share one of my recipes and a bit of fun news with you. 

To celebrate the launch of my new ebook Gourmet Gifts For Christmas which is available now on Amazon Kindle and from my web site,  I am hosting a Bloggers Challenge on Larder Love from 4th till 18th  November.

It's called Foodie Gifts for Christmas and I’d like everyone to share their favourite foodie gift idea (from homemade drinks to cookies, jams, pickles, jellies and preserves, anything you can eat or drink in the gifty department) with a recipe and photo (just one each please).

On the 18th of the month I’ll have a guest blogger pick their favourite recipe and I’ll be sending a paperback copy of my Gourmet Gifts For Christmas to that lucky winner. All of the entrants will have their photos posted on my blog with direct links to their own recipe/blog.

Everyone loves receiving something homemade, it shows how much you care for the recipient that you took the time and trouble to make something especially for them. A gift of food is even more special, something that can be enjoyed and shared, savoured and remembered long after the festive season is over.

Here is a simple recipe for Salt & Pepper Shortbread (from my new Gourmet Gifts For Christmas) which makes a very welcome and traditional foodie gift but with the modern twist of the salt and pepper it takes it into another dimension and something a wee bit special.

Huge thanks to Jac for inviting me on to her blog and letting me share all this with you.

Merry Christmas when it comes!

Karon x




Salt and Pepper Shortbread
A modern twist on a traditional Scottish Shortbread.

Ingredients
  • 265g/9½oz unsalted butter
  • 100g/3&frac;12oz caster sugar
  • 60g/1½oz rice flour
  • a big pinch of flaky sea salt
  • a good sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 160c/140c fan/325f/gas mark 3. 
2. Butter & line 20 x 20 tin. 
3. Beat the butter and sugar till fluffy and add in flours and big pinch of salt and good sprinkling of black pepper. 
4. Push into prepared tray and prick all over with fork.
5. Chill in fridge for for 1 hours and then bake for 30 minutes or until golden. 
6. Mark slices with sharp knife and cool in tin before cutting completely. Scatter with more salt and pepper

Details
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Yield:  
Makes 1 tray of shortbread

Thanks to Karon for the wonderful recipe. I do hope you join in her challenge and have a look at her blog and ebook. Remember to check out The Food Blog Diary for all the latest foodie challenges and giveaways.

28 comments:

  1. Mmm, what a lovely colour, and bet it's nice and crunchy with the rice flour...

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    1. It looks wonderful doesn't it? I am definitely trying it soon.

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  2. I inherited my MIL's shortbread recipe which she made for our wedding guests - delicious with the rice flour. Don't she would have approved of the salt & pepper but I definitely do! Vohn x

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    1. I think it's a nice addition too. I've never made shortbread with rice flour before though.

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  3. salt and pepper shortbread - I'd like to taste that - and the site looks really interesting, especially the blog event - will think about if I have something to send in

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    1. Karon will be delighted if you join in Johanna :)

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  4. They look nice and crumbly, and you can kid yourself their not as fattening if they've got salt and pepper on and therefore a savoury twist can't you .... well I can :-)

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    1. Hehe, you go for it Sue. Although one finger won't hurt too much, it's stopping after one that's the problem :)

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  5. Thanks for the chance to guest with you Jac, love the look of the post.
    Karon x

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    1. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us Karon and good luck with the challenge and ebook.

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  6. I love the idea of a savoury shortbread!

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    1. It's a great idea, the sweet with a little bit of salt and pepper.

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  7. Wow that looks delicious - never tried it with salt and pepper, but I can imagine it's lovely. Will definitely be trying this out and also hoping to enter into the home made gifts event too!!!

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    1. I love forward to seeing your entry then Katie :)

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  8. Love pepper in shortbread. Made this with Peppermongers pepper range and it works really well. Also lovely with oregano salt

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  9. Looks really good shortbread- my mum would have approved! Thanks for introducing Karon- I might submit a recipe to her event...

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    1. Great, I'm sure she will appreciate that.

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  10. Can't wait to give this a go! Love the idea of mixing up the traditional recipe a little!

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    1. It's a great idea isn't it, would be great with some hot mulled wine or cider.

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  11. Very interesting shortbread recipe, I think I'll have to try this soon as I'm intrigued to see what it tastes like as it looks amazing :)

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    1. It does, such a gorgeous photo. I wish I had Karon's skill with a camera.

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  12. What an interesting recipe - I bet it tastes lovely

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    1. It must, they look great and such a great idea.

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  13. What an interesting shortbread flavour. I love to create edible gifts so Karon's book sounds great. I look forward to discovering her blog and will think up an entry to her event too.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x