Ginger Shortbread with Saffron Mascarpone Dip

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Ginger ShortBread w Saffron Mascarpone DipButtery shortbread packed with crystallized ginger bits dipped in decadent saffron and cardamom scented mascarpone………

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:   25 minutes

Serves:   6


325 g plain flour

50 g cornflour or rice flour

125 g Q.B.B. ghee, room temperature

125 g butter, room temperature

110 g golden granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

125 crystallized ginger, chopped

grated zest of 1 lemon

grated zest of 1 orange


  1. Line a Swiss roll tin or a rectangular tart tin non-stick baking paper.
  2. Put Q.B.B. Ghee and butter into a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  3. Sieve flours together onto to the beaten Q.B.B. Ghee and butter.   Stir in sugar, salt, ginger, lemon and orange zest and work with your hands to form a soft dough
  4. Tip dough into the prepared tin and press into an even, flat layer with your fingers.
  5. Using…

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