Earl Grey Shortbread

Desserts, Snacks.
These sweet, buttery shortbreads, filled with the essence of bergamot, turn a gray flannel color after baking. 

Earl Grey Shortbread


Quantity Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup flour, sifted
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp Earl Grey tea, finely ground


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light. Mix in the flour, cornstarch and tea and mix until dough begins to hold its shape. Do not overwork the dough. 3. Pat dough into an 8 by 8 inch pan. Bake for 55 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.

Source: Tea. Essence of the leaf by Sara Slavin and Karl Petzke, Chronicle Books, 1998.