How to make English butter pasta: traditional recipe

When autumn arrives and it starts to get colder it is common for many houses in England and Scotland to make delicious ones butter cookies, known in these two countries popularly with the name of shortbread, and traditionally eaten accompanied by a cup of hot tea. Although it is true that shortbread classic (those that are made in Scotland) actually consist of long-shaped cookies, today it is very common to give them different shapes: round (rounds), rectangular (fingers) and the triangular ones (petticoat tails).

There is no doubt that it is the best way to mitigate the cold, snack, and fill with a delicate soft smell the rooms of many homes. And, nowadays, it is common to accompany them with some Scotch whiskey or a glass of spiced wine.

In any case, did you know that the traditional recipe of the popular English butter pastilles dates back to the 12th century? In fact they were considered as a real luxury reserved only for their own festivities such as Christmas or the Scottish New Year (Hogmanay).

At present it is possible to find very varied recipes, although the traditional recipe consists only of 3 basic ingredients: flour, butter and sugar. In addition, they stand out for being extremely easy to do and very simple. So much that in just a few minutes you'll have them ready to enjoy. You dare?.

English butter pasta recipe

Ingredients you need:

  • 300 gr. Of flour
  • 200 gr. of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 150 gr. of sugar glas

Preparation of English butter pastes:

In a large bowl mix the flour with the icing sugar. Cut the softened butter into several pieces. Then, in the center of the mixture of flour and sugar make a hole and put the butter cut into pieces. Knead the mixture well until the flour has adhered well.

With the help of a rolling pin, thin the cookie dough, leaving about half a centimeter thick. Now with a mold cut the pastitas. With the leftover pieces reattach the dough again and to thin them again with the help of the roller, repeating the process until you finish with the whole dough.

Beat an egg and with the help of a kitchen brush spread the pastries on top with the beaten egg.

With the tines of a fork trace some light scratches on the pastries, and place them in the oven over high heat for a few minutes, until you notice that they have browned a little. Then remove them from the oven and serve them cold. If you want you can add a little sugar on top. ThemesCookie recipes

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