Are you ready for Christmas? Presents bought and wrapped? Tree up? House decorated? Food shopping done? Turkey…..um…..turkeying?
No? Me either!!!
Anyway, don’t despair, because we have the perfect quick, easy bake that will make your house smell festive and give you an energy boost to help you get ready for when the big man in red visits.
Christmas Shortbread Crumble
175gms Plain Flour
100gms Caster Sugar
Preheat your oven to 130c, 150c fan or gas mark 3
Grease and line a brownie tin with baking parchment.
Place all the ingredients, except the mincemeat, into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs.
Put 2 thirds of the mix into the base of your tin. Press down with either your finger tips or the back of a wooden spoon until its looks like a thick shortbread base.
Next smooth the mincemeat evenly over the base. Make sure you use a good mincemeat….the better the taste you put in, the better the taste you get out!
Sprinkle the remainder of the breadcrumb mix over the top of the mincemeat.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the house smells of festive Christmas cheer.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. You can either serve it warm with a big dollop of custard (or brandy butter), or allow to cool fully and cut into bars.
See, didn’t we say it was easy. Ho Ho Ho………Merry Christmas