Sage & Blue Cheese Shortbread 

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Ingredients 

  • 150g chilled butter pieces 

  • 175g sifted plain flour

  • 3tbsp finely chopped fresh sage leaves

  • 100g blue cheese 

  •  65g chopped and toasted pecans 

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Method

Step 1 

Blend the butter with the flour and fresh sage in a food processor until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Step 2 

Add the blue cheese, process until the mixture starts to come together in little lumps, then tip into a bowl and stir in the pecans.

Step 3

Gently knead into a dough, then divide in half and roll each piece into a 5cm wide log. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes or until firm. 

Step 4

Heat the oven to 180°C. Unwrap the rolls and cut each one across into 5mm thick slices. Place 5cm apart on a lightly buttered non-stick baking sheet.

Step 5 

Bake for 10-12 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

Did you know?

Sage's botanical name comes from the Latin word "salvere," meaning "to be saved", as this plant was once prized for it's medical qualities 

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