Wild Food Larch Shortbread Recipe7th May 2021
55g Caster Sugar and roughly 20g fresh Larch needles
Shortbread - Adapted from BBC good food
55g caster sugar (I used about 20g caster sugar that had been whizzed up with fresh larch needles in a food processor and 35g ordinary sugar) beat into 120g of softened, salted butter. I then added 180g of plain flour until I had a crumbly dough. I rolled this into a large sausage shape, brushed with beaten egg and then rolled into lots of Larch sugar for a pretty, crispy edge.
Next up in our wild food experiments... Ground Elder. Watch this space. A much healthier option than this birthday treat!
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