Recipe: Nikki’s Unicorn Shortbread

Recipe: Nikki’s Unicorn Shortbread

Nikki's Unicorn Shortbread

Nikki's Unicorn Shortbread

I baked these magical little biscuits for a friend visiting last week. They’re super easy to make and quick enough to pop in the oven an hour before your pals knock the door.

I made the dough the night before- which took me about 15 minutes- and then popped it in the fridge ready to freshly bake in the morning. The most time consuming element of this recipe is adding the colour and mixing them into a marble- but that’s also the most fun part- so I can’t complain!

Nikki's Unicorn Shortbread

Ingredients:

4oz (105g) Stork margarine

6oz (175g) plain flour

2 oz (55g) caster sugar

Method:

Sieve the dry ingredients and add them to a bowl with the Stork. Rub then knead the mixture together until you have a smooth dough.

Divide your dough into three equal chunks and work in your food colouring to each piece until the colour is consistent thoughout. I used Wilton colour pastes in Teal, Lemon Yellow & Rose. These colourings are really strong and they don’t get lighter with baking. They’re great!

Marbling your dough

Once you have your three coloured doughs, roll each one into a long tube shape.

-Twist all three together (so it looks like a flump marshmallow) and then roll your flump shape together into a long tube shape again.

-fold your multicoloured tube of dough in half, twist again and roll smooth.

Repeat this a max of 2 more times max until you have a cylinder of dough and reshape it so its around 4cm in diameter.

The first 3 minutes of this video demonstrates the technique pretty well! https://youtu.be/jKkXvxe7X6Q

Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge until the morning. (This can also be frozen and keeps for up to 4 weeks!)

Baking

Preheat your oven to around 180°c. Using a sharp knife, cut your shortbread cylinder into 1.5cm thick disks and place on a lined baking tray. They will spread so space them well.

Bake for around 12-15 mins.

Allow to cool slightly before carefully removing from the tray and rolling the edges in caster sugar. I mixed some edible glitter in with the mix for some extra unicorn sparkle!

Serve with tea in the biggest mugs you have & try not to eat them all at once.

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