Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cumin and Walnut Shortbread


Cumin and Walnut Shortbread ... These spicy, bite-sized shortbread cookies are a fun twist on traditional shortbread. Delicious and wonderful flavor combination!


Cumin and Walnut Shortbread
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Makes : 40 cookies


Ingredients :
  • 125 gm.  butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp.  vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp.  ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp.  lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp.  salt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Sea salt flakes ( optional, I didn't used it )
  • Ground black pepper or cumin seeds 

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  • Beat butter, vanilla, cumin, lemon juice and salt until creamy.
  • Add walnuts, plain flour and cornflour; beat until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead gently until smooth.
  • Roll out dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to ( 5 mm. ) thick. Using a small round or square cutter, cut out biscuits. Place onto prepared trays.
  • Press remaining dough together and repeat until all dough has been used. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Brush top of each biscuit with egg. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper or cumin seeds.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden and firm to the touch.
  • Allow to cool on trays. Serve.
Recipe Source : Taste.com.au


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32 comments :

  1. please pass me a couple of pcs... yum...

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  2. So soft, flavorful and delicious bread.

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  3. masha allah ambreen, u come up with such delicious goodies all the time...

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  4. Cumin has such a distinctive taste and this shortbread looks fantastic!

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  5. Yummy biscuits. So flavorful and tasty.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love the ingredient you have used..bakery style biscuits..jus wonderful .

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  7. Wow I can finish the whole bread... Nice clicks

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  8. Sabroso pan fantàsticos para una sobremesa tomarìa varios,abrazos.

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  9. Fantastic recipe and perfect looking shortbread...

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  10. These are looking great and I must say I love the combination of cumin and walnuts - sooooooo unique for me

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  11. Drooling here.. Yummy it looks..

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  12. wow love this savory short bread, wonderful presentation as well!!!

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  13. Ambreen that is such a nice combination,cumin and walnut for shortbread.

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  14. This shortbread is so spicy and delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  15. What a delicious spicy shortbread recipe :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  16. I glide more towards savory breads than the sweet ones. That fragrant of cumin would have been heavenly for it.

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  17. These look super delicious dear...yumm

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  18. Looks yumm dear..have u forgotten the sugar in the recipe??

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    1. No dear, there is no sugar in the recipe. It's a savory shortbread!

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  19. I love shortbreads but never attepmted any.must try very soon :)

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  20. loved your tempting recipe dear!! you are a queen of innovations!!

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  21. Me parece una propuesta maravillosa como aperitivo para estas fiestas que se aproximan. Fantásticas y me encantan. Una presentación preciosa.
    Un besote

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  22. That is an awesome combination of cumin with walnuts. I haven't used them in shortbread but I can tell that tastes great.

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  23. Delicious short bread looks awesome.

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  24. very nice Ambreen :) nicely presented and elaborated too :)

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  25. These look great Ambreen! I've seen biscuits like this in Pakistani bakeries :)

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  26. Thank you Suja, Sugarlove55, Balvinder, Swathi, Monu, Henna & Akheela :)

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  27. You have the most scrumptious cookie recipe! I'm hosting the ultimate holiday cookie recipe exchange extravaganza online at The Jenny Evolution and wanted to be sure to invite you. I hope you'll link up and see if you're highlighted later in the week :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    http://www.thejennyevolution.com/ultimate-christmas-holiday-cookie-exchange-round-up/

    P.S. This series is sure to get a lot of attention as it's going to be a week's worth of cookies with FIVE different cookie round-us. So be sure to join!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer for your kind words and for the invite, I would love to link up :)

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