Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TWD - Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans


For Tuesdays with Dorie this week, I chose to make the Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans.   I was a little underwhelmed by the choice initially, because I can take or leave store-bought shortbread.  It is without fail hard and fairly flavourless, almost waxy tasting.

However, these shortbread fans were nothing of the sort:



They were melt-in-your-mouth good.  I couldn't taste much rose, nor hibiscus for that matter. My shortbread tasted predominantly of passionfruit, as I only had passionfruit-hibiscus tea (from another Dorie project, but don't ask me to remember which one).


I went through the whole process and iced the shortbreads and sprinkled them with sanding sugar. However, I preferred the shortbreads uniced.

These shortbreads are gorgeous - I would make them again.  They would be a wonderful Christmas gift.

To see what the other bakers made and what they thought of it this week, visit the LYL section of the TWD website. 

11 comments:

  1. I feel the same about bought shortbread but home made is indeed something else and I love the sound of the passionfruit flavouring. Never heard this shape referred to as fans - I thought they were called something like petticoat tails???

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    1. Yes, that's what I've seen them called too. I think this is just a Dorie term.

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  2. These look and sound intriguing! Can't wait to make them!

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  3. Oh, looks good! I like shortbread and should try making it. Thanks for the post!

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  4. I'm glad you liked the uniced cookies more. That was my hunch!

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  5. I really enjoyed these. Speaking of law I am in jury duty today ☺

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  6. I like the look of the iced cookies, but trust that the uniced ones are better!

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  7. Was wondering if I could use the hibiscus tea! Maybe I'll make them tonight after all. No rice flour though... I did want to try that.

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  8. Exactly my thoughts, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, we loved them and the ones without icing were just as delicious as the ones with, we were happy either way, win win. Yum!

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  9. These look infinitely better than the bland store shortbread that leaves me uninspired too. I love the thought of hibiscus and rose in the mix too!

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  10. They look great, yum! I liked them better when iced too.

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