Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Citrus Pistachio Shortbread

Buttery shortbread.. yum yum treats.

Interrupted by...

Day 1
*phone rings
Me: hello?
Supervisor: Hey Daphne, I'm nearly done with your draft. Come and pick it up tomorrow morning at 9am. By the way, I want you to start working on some things (list 5 major changes).

25 minutes later
Me: Ok, thanks!

Day 2
Me: Here are the changes I have made! What do you think??
Supervisor: Hmm.. I think it is better to do it another way....

That is the typical sort of conversation I have with my supervisor. He is brilliant with the capital B..and always overflowing with ideas that I have to do. The changes drives me nuts but I know that it will be a good piece of work at the end.

I came back from supervision this morning with a thick pile of papers. Yup. More changes to be made but I will submit it next week. So in less than 7 days time, my uni days are over. Technically that is. Holiday here I come.

Oh, wait.. where was I? Yes. Buttery treats.

Citrus Pistachio Shortbread-melt in your mouth treats! I like shortbread but seldom have them. I wouldn't say this recipe is the best shortbread recipe ever but I do like the no fuss rounded teaspoon approach + the pistachio on the top. Certainly flavoursome with the citrus peel. Love the bite size too!

Citrus Pistachio Shortbread
1/2 cup shelled pistachios toasted
250 grams butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of rice flour
2 tablespoons of corn flour
3/4 cups of almond meal
2-3 tablespoons of citrus mixed peel
1/3 cup icing sugar (extra)

Preheat oven 180C. Line 2 baking trays.

Chop 1/2 cup of pistachios and reserve the remaining nuts.

Beat butter and icing sugar till combined. Fold in flours, almond meal and chopped nuts.

Shaped tablespoons of mixture into tiny balls. Press whole pistachio on each ball. Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Cool on racks. Dust cookies with extra icing sugar.


noobcook said...

Hehe the shortbread looks good!

Your supervisor so nice. last time my sup super bo chap, don't even give me any feedback :(

Kenny Mah said...

Well, I guess the Ideal Supervisor would be one who leaves you alone when you want to be left alone, gives you feedback when you ask for it, and asks you to leave the office on time! :P

babe_kl said...

i like this recipe cos seems easy peasy

Armand said...

mmm once you try these shortbread, it's too easy to get addicted until there is no more! Happened to me.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

working life is constantly like that..seniors telling u try dis out n that out..actually not knowing whats best!

singairishgirl said...

Haha, I trust Armand on this one. ;) Oh I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you X and hope your uni days will soon be over. But my sis not yet leh. I don't know when. Didn't ask but maybe she told me but I never remember :P

tigerfish said...

I like the citrus factor to this! But as usual, I can only drool in the face of bakes and cakes.

teckiee said...

hey... have fun with the remaining 7 days =)

little inbox said...

Short bread? Hmm...yummy! Once take a piece, will never stop.

Hey, I added you to my makan king & queen.

Hallie Fae said...

Those look so cute and delicious, I bet I wouldn't be able to stop popping them in my mouth.

Retno Prihadana said...

I can eat them all....:).

Anonymous said...

nice flavor combo -- I love shortbread!

beachlover said...

I never bake shortbake b4.Your short bread look so good.Maybe you are my inspiration to start baking one!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

The pistachios really put this recipe over the top, Daphne!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

supervisor...gosh...i was totally intimidated by mine back in my uni days (a zillion years ago) ^_^

daphne said...

noobcook-thank goodness my supervisors (so hons and doctorate) all provided feedback! I dont know how I would have gotten through it without them!

kenny- u said it right!

babe_kl- it is!

armand- =)

joe- haha. This case, it's my uni supervisor, not even work!

singairishgirl- I hope so too!

tigerfish- u shld give it a go.

teckiee- i will!

little inbox- thanks!! I will update all my links soon too!

hallie- Welcome!! cheers, hehe. I like bite size cookies.

retno- u r alwasy so encouraging.

threeforks- me too!

beachlover- ooo.. that will be great!

susan- always love the crunch frm the pistachios!

mocha- i think I still am.. ehehe

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