Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery
Slider

Elderflower & Fancy Frolic Gin Shortbread

Elderflower & Fancy Frolic Gin Shortbread

This shortbread is the newest botanical-inspired sweet treat on our AFTERNOON G&TEA Menu. Elderflower is one of the botanicals found in our Fancy Frolic Gin, along with lime, strawberry and ginger and we find it works very well with sweeter food.

 

Elderflower and Fancy Frolic Shortbread 

Ingredients
For the Shortbread
125g Unsalted Butter
55g Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 Vanilla Bean
2 Tablespoons of Dried Elderflower (remove any stalks)
1 Teaspoon of Elderflower Cordial. We used Bottle Green.

For the Icing
200g Icing Sugar
Pinch of Salt
4 tablespoons (more if needed) Double Cream
1 teaspoon Elderflower Cordial
1 tablespoon Fancy Frolic Gin

Method
Cream the butter and sugar together using an electric hand mixer.
Scrape the vanilla seeds out of the vanilla bean and add them, the salt and dried elderflowers until blended.
Add the flour and combine at the lowest speed until just mixed.
Shape into a ball, wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to ½ inch thick. Cut shapes with preferred cookie cutter.
Place on to the baking sheet (lined with parchment paper) keeping an inch apart.
Bake for about 10 minutes until the cookies are just beginning to brown.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before icing.

Mix the icing sugar and salt together.
Add the double cream, elderflower cordial and Fancy Frolic Gin and mix.
The consistency should resemble thick cream.
Put in a piping bag with a small round nozzle and pipe diagonal lines across the cookies.
Leave for a couple of hours before storing in an airtight tin.
Once iced the shortbread can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

*If you want to colour your icing, just add a few drops of food colouring to the mix.

 

News Archive

What is the perfect Valentine Cocktail?

What is the perfect Valentine Cocktail?

We love collaborating with other small businesses and when it comes to cocktails there is only one person we go to. So, to create the perfect Valentine’s Cocktail we asked Tom at Kindred Spirit Cocktails for help. For our Grand Opening of The Old Calf Shed, in 2019, Tom produced a delicious Festive Tipple Breakfast… Continue Reading

What are you treating your Valentine to?

What are you treating your Valentine to?

Cake makers Ginger Bakers has launched a new addition to their seasonal cake range made in collaboration with local gin distillery Shed 1, based in Ulverston. Ginger Baker’s resident cupids have hand-baked a show-stopping Valentine’s cake to share the love this year. “This stunning pistachio sponge with its delicate hint of rose, is covered with a… Continue Reading

Delivery Partner: UPS