Toasted Quinoa Shortbread Fingers

Shortbread

Quinoa adds a nutty crunch to these unique buttery shortbreads. 

  • Total Preparation Time: 35 minutes

Makes 36 shortbread fingers

Rating: 2 Stars

Ingredients

1/2 cup125 mLWhole Grain Quinoa
1 3/4 cups425 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 cup250 mLDark Brown Sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed
4 tsp20 mLTurbinado Sugar, or coarse sugar (optional)
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Instructions:

  1. Set a medium nonstick skillet set over medium-low heat; add quinoa and toast, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until fragrant and toasted (quinoa will turn golden and start to pop). Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9 x 13-inch (3 L) baking pan with parchment paper. 
  3. Transfer cooled quinoa to a food processor fitted with a metal blade; process for 1 minute. Add flour, brown sugar and salt. Pulse to combine. Add butter, pulsing, just until dough comes together in a large clump. Press dough into prepared pan in a thin, even layer. Sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar (if using). 
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until shortbread is lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately score down the length of the pan into three strips and cut each strip into 12 fingers about 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide. Cool completely before breaking apart into fingers.   
  • Fancy Garnish: Omit the turbinado sugar and drizzle the shortbreads with melted chocolate once cool.

 

 

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  • Jan Derksen

    definitely gonna try this one...and many of your other recipes, too!!!

  • Debbie Beam

    These look so good...usually I think of Shortbread as a Christmas treat, but these would be awesome anytime!!

    from Fredericton, NB, Canada

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Ingredients

1/2 cup125 mLWhole Grain Quinoa
1 3/4 cups425 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 cup250 mLDark Brown Sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed
4 tsp20 mLTurbinado Sugar, or coarse sugar (optional)
Add to Shopping List

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