Walnut short bread

Walnut short bread
Those little biscuits are with good walnut taste, because walnut are shortly roasted before powdered, it's very simple and efficient.
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Last modified on: December 5th 2022

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For 40 biscuits, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Walnut short bread
Start by roast 125 g walnut kernels: put on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for 10 minutes.

Walnut should dry without coloring.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Walnut short bread
Let cool, then mix to get a powder.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Walnut short bread
In a food processor bowl, pour 125 g butter and 125 g icing sugar, start at low speed and kneed until homogeneous mixture.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Walnut short bread
Add 250 g flour, nuts powder and 1 Egg, and continue to kneed until homogeneous mixture.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Walnut short bread
Make a kind of ball with the dough.

Stage 6 - 2 hours
Walnut short bread
And put it between 2 plastic film sheets to make a kind of thick circle.

Put in the fridge for at least 2 hours or a night, otherwise 30 minutes in the freezer.

We do that because dough is very very soft at ambient temperature.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Walnut short bread
Preheat your oven at 360°F (180°C).

Spread the dough, not too thin, on the working surface, and cut in circles...

Stage 8
Walnut short bread
...that you lay on a baking sheet.

Stage 9
Walnut short bread
You can also make square shapes using a roll.

Stage 10 - 25 min.
Walnut short bread
Put in the oven and make cook for about 25 minutes, watch for color because short bread should not be too cooked otherwise they are dry.

Let cool on a wire rack.
You can make this recipe with almonds, hazelnut or other dry fruits of your choice
A few days in a closed metal box.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,199 Kcal or 13,394 Kj48 gr329 gr188 gr
160 %19 %31 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
474 Kcal or 1,985 Kj7 gr49 gr28 gr
24 %3 %5 %4 %
Per biscuits
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
80 Kcal or 335 Kj1 gr8 gr5 gr
4 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 biscuits : 4.32 €
  • Per biscuits : 0.11 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized apple rice pudding, Sesame fried scampi, Caribbean upside-down cake, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Pancake batter, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Mornay, Kouign-amann, Celeriac and sesame soup, Langoustine and leek tarts, Dublin fruit scones, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sweet pastry, Saint Honoré cake, X-Files cookies, Mirlitons of Guipavas, Almond cream or frangipane, ... All
Walnut kernelsWalnut kernels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Walnut paste, Cookies of the Camisards, Moist cereal bars, Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Endive and walnut salad, ... All
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