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Shortbread biscuits with lime scented icing and popping candy Recipe

Simple shortbread biscuits decorated with lime scented fondant icing and popping candy.

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  • Unsalted butter : 100 g
  • Caster sugar : 50 g
  • Plain flour : 145 g
  • For the rest of the recipe
  • Fondant icing : 200 g
  • Lime(s) : 0.5 whole
  • Popping candy (carbonated sugar) : 5 g
  • ETAPE 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C.

  • ETAPE 2

    Soften the butter to room temperature and then mix with the sugar. Mix together and then add the flour. Beat together until you have a smooth mixture. Roll the mixture into large sausage-like shapes and refrigerate. Once hard, cut the pastry into 1cm thick rounds. Place the rounds on a silicone baking sheet, transfer to the oven and bake for 8 minutes.

  • ETAPE 3

    Place the fondant icing in a bowl soften over a pan of simmering water (bain-marie). Add the lime juice to the icing and combine. Pour the icing into a piping bag.

  • ETAPE 4

    Remove the biscuits from the oven, allow to cool and then decorate with the lime scented icing. Grate the zest of the lime on to the biscuits and finish with a sprinkling of the popping candy.

Chef's tip

«Take care not to overheat the fondant icing in the bain-marie, it just needs to be softened.»

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