I just wanted to make one microwave shortbread biscuit, just to try out a recipe a friend passed to me. I’ve never really been a buyer of shortbread biscuits, so had no need to ever try to make them – but a friend gave me a simple microwave shortbread biscuit recipe and I fancied trying it. The trouble was that the quantity was more than I wished to make and eat!
So I fiddled with it.
The microwave shortbread biscuit recipe I was passed used:
- 1oz of sugar,
- 2oz butter and
- 3oz of plain flour (all purpose flour).
The method was:
- Rub together the shortbread ingredients until it looked like breadcrumbs.
- Knead the mix together lightly until it formed a ball.
- Flatten that into a round that was 1cm thick and lay it on a piece of baking paper. Prick the top with a fork.
- Microwave for ~3 minutes, until the top feels dry.
- Sprinkle with a little sugar and eat.
But I only wanted to make one biscuit to see if I liked them, so I adapted this recipe to make just ONE biscuit. I used:
- 4 grams of sugar
- 8 grams of butter
- 12 grams of flour.
The method I changed as I don’t like touching pastry if I can avoid it, so I:
- Used a fork to blend the ingredients together, then the back of a spoon for the “lightly knead” part.
- Formed it into a biscuit shape, put it onto some paper and into the microwave. I did forget to prick it!
- I turned the microwave down to Medium and microwaved the single shortbread biscuit for 30 seconds, then 15 seconds and 15 seconds. The reason for this is that I didn’t want the sugar to burn, but it was “hit and miss” for my timings.
Tips: The issue you face with cooking the small quantity of mix in the microwave is the sugar burning, so go slow and easy on it and you’ll get a biscuit that works!
I then ate it! That worked fine! The biscuit was fine – I’m just not a fan of shortbread biscuits, but I’ll probably make a couple more of these at some point ….. I’ve done it now and I know that it works. It is certainly pleasant and very edible.