Pistachio and chocolate Valentine’s shortbread hearts

Serves 4
Hands-on time 40 min
Oven time 50-55 min

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, our guest blogger Hari Ghotra has come up with a very special recipe. These shortbread hearts are soft and crumbly biscuits made with Chakki Gold atta, simply delicious and a delightful treat for someone you love.

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  • 160g Chakki Gold atta
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 130g salted butter
  • 20g dark chocolate, grated (you can also use chilli chocolate)
  • handful of pistachios, crushed in a pestle and mortar

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01 Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3. Mix the flour and sugar together in a mixing bowl.

02 Rub in the butter with your finger tips to get a crumb and add your cinnamon.

03 Empty the crumb onto a tray and pat down to form a soft dough about 1cm deep. Try not to knead it as you want it to stay as short as possible.

04 Get a baking sheet ready lined with baking parchment.

05 Using your heart shaped cutter press down and cut out your heart. These are very delicate so you may need a spatula to lift the heart shapes out of the dough. Cut out as many as you can get depending on your cutter size.

06 Pat down the remaining dough and cut out more heart shapes – keep going until you have used up all the dough.

07 Grate the chocolate into a bowl and mix with the crushed pistachios.

08 Sprinkle over each of the hearts and press down a little into the dough.

09 Place the baking sheet into the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes.

10 Keep an eye on it as you don’t want it to darken too much – It should be beautifully golden colour. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

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