~ sour cherry shortbread ~
1 cup caster sugar23
1 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon ground vanilla bean (or essence)
1/2 cup pitted dried sour cherries
In a large bowl work butter into sugar, flour and salt until you have a course looking meal. work in vanilla, cherries and egg and shape into a ball (adding a little chilled water if you need it or extra flour if its too sticky). wrap dough in foil or plastic-cling-wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. when ready to bake preheat your oven to 180'c. Roll dough onto a floured surface and cut at 1 cm thickness in shapes as desired. Arrange on a paper-lined tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden being careful not to overcook (and so brown). You might need to rotate the tray half way through to prevent this.