Monday, 28 February 2011

Vanilla Hearts


  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 150 grams butter, cut into small pieces
  • 125 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  1.  Sift the flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the caster sugar and vanilla essence and mix together to form a firm dough.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1 inch.
  5. Stamp out hearts with heart shaped cutter. 
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 175C, for 15- 20 minutes.
  7. You can dust them with a little caster sugar or decorate it with royal icing.

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