Shortcake is one of the easiest incooking, so it is so widely used and so popular with housewives. From it you can prepare pies with stuffing - open and closed, cakes with different types of creams and fruits, cakes, shortbread cookies. The recipe for this type of dough is, as a rule, reduced to combining one part of sugar, two parts of fat, and three parts of flour. These are approximate proportions, each cook has his own little trick, but in general this ratio of products is the key to a successful short-baked sand dough.
For example, a recipe for shortbread dough for basketsrecommends adding yolks of eggs when kneading the dough. Then the dough will become more tender and crumbly, and will acquire a golden hue. If you add vanillin, or lemon zest, or nuts - the taste and aroma of the baking will match the flavors, and the filling for baskets can be prepared exactly according to it. So, adding lemon peel to the dough for sand-baskets, you can make a lemon protein-oil cream for filling it, and put a teaspoon of ground lemon with sugar on the bottom of the basket, under the cream. Then the taste of the dough, cream and fruit filling will ideally match, and the cake will turn out simply magnificent.
If you plan to cook chocolatesandbasket, the recipe allows you to enter into the dough cocoa powder, and for chocolate cream use melted chocolate. In addition, after wiping chocolate with large shavings and sprinkling a cake, you will give it an appetizing look and emphasize the chocolate flavor of the basket.
The method of preparing a short dough can bemanual, or with the help of a combine harvester. In any case, a shortbread cookie, the recipe of which requires careful mixing of butter (margarine) with sugar (if you want to make a sweet dough) and flour, requires the introduction of eggs and water after the butter and flour crumb has been thoroughly grinded. Do not try to immediately pour all the liquid into the dough, add it gradually, and as soon as the consistency of the dough becomes uniform, roll it into a bowl and put it away for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
If you want to make shortbread cookies,the recipe of which allows you to use the combine, first mix the flour and salt in the bowl, then add the sliced or grated butter (margarine) on a large grater. Turn on the combine for a few seconds until large crumbs form in the bowl, and then turn off and start adding gradually the egg, whipped with water, including the harvester for a few seconds. Observe the test: as soon as it begins to move away from the walls of the combine and gather in a bowl, remove it, wrap it in a food film and put it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
From a short pastry you can quickly cookcookies or cakes for tea. For example, in order to cook cakes, roll dough up to 6 mm thick, cut with special grooves of the mold, put them on a greased pan with a thin layer of oil and bake for 15 minutes at 230 degrees. While your shortbread cookie, the recipe of which involves the use of jam and cream, is baked, you can do the preparation of the filling. Whip the egg whites with sugar and gradually pour into them a warm sugar syrup, whilst continuing to beat. The protein cream is gently mixed with the softened oil, and when the baked cookie has cooled, apply a layer of jam to it, and on top - a layer of protein-oil cream.
If you add poppy to the pastry dough, you will get a poppy shortbread cookie. Cover after baking with chocolate icing and serve to coffee or tea.
In the short pastry, you can add crushed nuts,or, roll out the dough, sprinkle them with the surface of the dough. Cut the dough into strips, rhombuses, squares, and bake at a temperature of up to 250 degrees. Nut cookies are very fond of children. It turns out fragrant and appetizing.
Sand cake with berries can be baked for onlyhalf an hour before the arrival of guests. Place the dough in a frying pan, be sure to make the sides, place the fruit on the cake and fill with whipped whites. This pie should be baked for 20-25 minutes at a temperature of 200-220 degrees.