Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Shortbread

Shortbread

Light, flavourful, and gluten free; this recipe is must-have for the holidays.

  • Total Preparation Time: 75 minutes

Makes 32 shortbread bars

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Ingredients

1 1/4 cups300 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
2 Vanilla Bean, split and scrapped
1 3/4 cups425 mLIcing Sugar
2 Egg, Omega 3
2 1/4 cups550 mLRice Flour, approx.
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt, and xanthan gum each
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Beat the butter with the vanilla bean seeds until fluffy. Beat in the icing sugar until light; beat in the eggs. Whisk the rice flour with the salt and xanthan gum in a separate bowl. Gradually stir into the butter mixture with a wooden spoon (do not over-mix).
  2. Using the bottom of a dry measuring cup that has been coated with additional rice flour, press the dough evenly into a 9 x 13-inch (3 L) baking pan lined with parchment paper. Score the top, with a thin knife, into 24 narrow bars. Dock the dough evenly with a fork.
  3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until evenly golden all over. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes; use the parchment to lift the shortbread onto a rack to cool completely before slicing into bars.
  • Flavour Twists: Try replacing the vanilla bean with other flavour additions such as finely grated citrus zest, ground cinnamon or cardamom or chopped dried fruit etc.
  • Simple Substitution: Replace the vanilla beans with 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract.
  • Ingredient Source: Xanthan gum promotes a nicer texture in gluten free baking and can be found at bulk and health food stores.
  • Baker’s Secret: Make vanilla sugar by combining the scraped vanilla bean pods with granulated sugar and let stand at room temperature for at least 3 days. Store the vanilla sugar in an airtight container to use in baking or to sweeten coffee and tea.

 

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Ingredients

1 1/4 cups300 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
2 Vanilla Bean, split and scrapped
1 3/4 cups425 mLIcing Sugar
2 Egg, Omega 3
2 1/4 cups550 mLRice Flour, approx.
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt, and xanthan gum each
Add to Shopping List

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