TNT - Kourabiedes (Greek Shortbread)
Delicious greek shortbread. Try eating these and not end up looking like a coke-head, its no mean feat thats for sure.
250g soft unsalted butter
2/3 cup icing sugar, sifted, plus extra
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
90g walnuts, finely chopped
2 tbsp orange flour water
Using an electic mixer, beat butter until pale and creamy, then add icing sugar, vanilla and egg yolk and beat until well combined. Fold in combined sifted flour and baking powder, then add chopped walnuts and stir to combine.
Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls, then roll into 5cm lengths and form into crescents. Place crescents on baking paper line oven trays and bake at 160'C for 15-20 minutes or until just starting to colour.
Transfer shortbreads to wire racks and while still warm, sprinkle with orange flour water and dust with icing sugar, then leave to cool. When completely cool, dust generously with icing sugar. Will keep for up to 1 week in a airtight container.
Makes about 26.