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    Brazil Nut Shortbread

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Chef Kate's Note:

    A really good, really rich South Amercian cookie, great with coffee or chocolate. From Leith's Latin American Cooking.

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    1. 1
      Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Grind the Brazil nuts finely.
    3. 3
      Beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar and beat until fluffy again--do beat adequately.
    4. 4
      Sift in the flours and the nuts and work to a smooth dough.
    5. 5
      Cover a baking sheet with parchment.
    6. 6
      place a 6" flan ring or tart form on the cookie sheet to use as a guide.
    7. 7
      Press the dough onto the sheet inside the ring to form a neat 6" inch circle.
    8. 8
      Remove the ring and flatten the dought slightly with a rolling pin.
    9. 9
      Prick the circle of dough with a fork and score it into eight wedges.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle with a little granulated sugar and bake for forty minutes.
    11. 11
      Remove from the oven and cut along the score lines and leave to cool for two minutes.
    12. 12
      Lift onto a rack and cool completely.
    13. 13
      If they don't get immediately eaten, store in an airtight container.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 09, 2007


      this is great shortbread although I think next time I would increase the butter to 1/3 cup and also the sugar, I baked mine in an 8-inch square pan, thanks Kate!...Kitten

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    • on February 27, 2009


      GREAT TASTING SHORTBREAD, & I made a double batch to share with a group I'm hosting tomorrow evening! Will be sharing the recipe with them, as well ~ Thanks for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]

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    • on June 20, 2008


      Wonderful shortbread! I took Kittencal's advice and increased the butter and sugar. It turned out delicious! Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

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    Nutritional Facts for Brazil Nut Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (388 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 254.7
    Calories from Fat 157
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 8.6 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 6.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 10.2 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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