Wanna pamper yourself with something delicious? Stop the selection on a shortcake with jam. It is apple, raspberry, cherry — there is probably in any house, and we will learn how to prepare shortbread dough right now, and according to the state standard, so that the household or the unexpected guests could taste the highest-quality baking..
Sometimes people ask: why is the dough called “sandy”? And because it is crumbly. A decent volume of liquid is introduced into the butter cake, it becomes viscous, and here eggs are used to connect the components and butter – it is more difficult to glue it all together, so after heat treatment the product remains crumbly, for which it is appreciated.
Cooking tips before cooking:
- In the room where you will work with the dough, it should be cool, not higher than 20 degrees, otherwise the oil in the composition will melt. It is also recommended to cool the products and even the rolling pin, which will roll the test mass;
- From the measured volume of flour, leave about a tenth to sprinkle the table, it will also go into the dough when kneading;
- It is more convenient to knead it in a wide bowl: it will be cleaner in the kitchen – you will have to wash only the dishes, and not clean the entire kitchen table;
- Before baking, the dough prepared according to this recipe must be pierced so that it does not swell up and spoil the look;
- Long stay in the freezer, up to three months, will not impair the quality of the shortbread dough. Feel free to prepare it for future use and, as necessary, remove and thaw it..
|flour –||560 grams|
|butter –||310 grams|
|eggs –||2 pieces|
|Sahara –||200 grams|
|baking powder –||10 grams|
|vanilla essence –||droplet|
|Time for preparing: 10 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 404 Kcal|
The yield of the finished product (in our case, this dough) – one kilogram.
Even before sifting flour mixed butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder and essence, everything is thoroughly whipped. The right amount of flour is poured into a clean table in the form of a cone, a hole is made in it, into which the whipped mixture is moved..
Knead the dough very quickly to smooth and dull, but not to shine. To minimize the mixing process, all the ingredients must be chopped or ground to a crumb..
Ready dough necessarily cool.
Now the rolling pin goes into action; the rolled test mass is trimmed and baked.
If you decide to put it on cookies, roll out thinly, up to a maximum of three millimeters, if you decide to make a cake, the thickness of the layer should not exceed eight millimeters.
In the oven at a temperature of 250 degrees, the sand dough is baked for 10 to 15 minutes (it all depends on the thickness of the layer and the capabilities of your plate) until it acquires a golden hue..
Cooking the easiest shortcake with jam
It will take:
- Sand dough – 1 kilogram;
- Jam – 250 grams;
- Egg for lubrication.
Cooking time – 35 minutes.
Calorie – 420 Kcal per 100-gram portion.
Spread paper on the table for baking (you can parchment), put on it three-quarters of the shortcrust pastry you prepared and roll out, making sure that the thickness is everywhere about a centimeter. With the paper, transfer the dough to a baking sheet. Edge lift, making a kind of edging of dough.
It’s time to pay attention to the jam. It can be any, only necessarily thick. If it is still watery, there are two ways out: put it in a rare sieve or colander with small holes, let the syrup drain and only the berries will remain; or pour starch into jam, it will bind the liquid, without allowing it to flow out of the test “box”.
Cut the flat strips out of the dough quarter and the rolled quarter and put them in the form of a diagonal lattice on the filling, connecting the ends with a side.
Brush the cake with a beaten egg and bake.
Grated shortcake dough with strawberry jam
- A kilogram of already prepared shortbread dough;
- Strawberry jam or jam – 200 grams.
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including the freezing of part of the dough).
Calories – 450 Kcal per 100 grams of product.
Separate the third part from the dough and send it to the freezer for 45 minutes. What is left, roll out to a height of 6 to 8 millimeters, trim the edges in the form of a square, rectangle or oval, as you like. Spread thick jam or jam on the base. Take the frozen part out of the freezer and rub it directly onto the filling. Grater to use with large holes.
In the oven, the pie will be 20 minutes. Temperature close to the maximum, or rather – 250 degrees.
Hungarian shortcake pie with jam
The dough for this cake is prepared using a mixer..
- Two glasses (330 grams) of the highest-grade flour;
- 200 grams of butter;
- One cup (200 grams) of granulated sugar;
- Two yolks;
- 7 grams (one teaspoon) of baking powder;
- A pinch of salt (tenth of a teaspoon);
- Cranberry or plum jam – 200 grams.
Cooking time – 1 hour 30 minutes.
Calorie – 480 Kcal per 100-gram serving.
Remove the butter from the refrigerator in advance so that it becomes room temperature. Cool all used foods and dishes.
Sift flour, place it in a bowl, add baking powder and salt.
Turn on the mixer. Beat the butter, added through the time, yolks and sugar. Punch all together for as long as it takes to completely dissolve the sugar and make the mixture luxuriant and light..
Now gradually add flour in a working mixer for about two minutes..
Put the mass on the table and knead for some time with your hands, but not for long, so that the oil does not start to melt.
Cut the dough into two parts, this time – equal, wrap in plastic wrap or a clean towel, send to the freezer for an hour.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Rub the first part of the dough removed from the freezer into a split mold with a diameter of 25 centimeters so that the bottom of the mold is completely and evenly closed. It should make a layer of about 10 millimeters..
One of the advantages of shortbread dough is that there is no need to grease the baking trays and the molds of anything: the dough is very fat and does not stick to the pan..
Put jam on top of dough – 7 millimeters will be enough here.
And again the work with a grater: the second part of the frozen dough is rubbed on jam.
The height of the cake this time has become more, so you have to hold it in the oven for at least half an hour. However, you may have to remove earlier. If the cake on top begins to darken strongly, it should be covered with baking paper..
Cut pastries into portions should be after cooling.
Shortcake Pie with Raspberry Jam
Sand dough can be prepared on kefir. And you can add raspberry jam to it, and you will get a very original cake.
- 250 grams of raspberry jam;
- 250 ml of kefir;
- Two glasses of high-grade flour;
- Two thirds cup of sugar;
- Half a teaspoon of soda;
- Citric acid at the tip of the knife;
- Icing sugar for decoration.
Cooking time – 45-60 minutes.
Calorie 315 Kcal per 100-gram portion.
Put jam in a wide bowl. Combine soda with citric acid, dilute with a small amount of water, add to the jam, mix thoroughly. Then pour in kefir, add sugar, break an egg. Stir again and gradually add all the metered sifted flour..
Grease the form, pour into it the cooked dough..
The oven should already be ready: heated to 160 degrees. Half an hour will require a pie to bake. In the process of cooking, it will increase markedly in size. Readiness can be checked traditionally – a wooden skewer, piercing a sponge cake. If it turns out to be dry, the product is ready..
After removing the cake from the oven, do not serve it to the table immediately, let it cool. The icing sugar, sifted through a sieve on top of the dessert, will give the festivity to the cake..
As you can see, young hostesses, there is nothing difficult in preparing pastries from shortcrust dough. If you have coped with each of the presented products in turn, no one will call you a novice cook, now you are in this business..
Enjoy your meal!