Here’s something for you romantics out there, a quick and easy piped shortcake biscuit for Valentines Day.

I chose this one as I had my two helpers joining in today and it was a simple little recipe with only…..3 ingredients!  How does that work I hear you ask? Easy as pie, and the result is delicious (I have that on good authority from my two favourite helpers).

We start out with our trusty Kenwood recipe book, circa 1960 and our 3 ingredients; 4 oz Margarine/Butter, 4 oz Plain Flour and 1 oz of icing sugar.


My trusty helper number 1 put the butter into our warmed Kenwood mixer bowl and set it to speed 2 until it was pale and soft. Then helper number 2 stepped up and sifted the icing sugar and flour into the bowl (because he makes the least mess, lol).

When the mixture was combined to a soft dough we put it all into a piping bag with a large star nozzle. I took over at this stage as it needed quite a bit of power to squeeze out onto the tray and I had been working out just for this purpose, kidding.

For Valentines purposes I went with a heart shape, all together now…….Aw!  Then we put the trays into the oven on a low heat (149 degrees Celsius) for 30-40 minutes. We took turns spying on it to check it wasn’t browning, as per the recipe.

We kept ours as is, just lightly dusted with icing sugar, but if you wanted to make an impromptu dessert out of these with strawberries and cream I’m sure they wouldn’t stick around long!

I hope that your Valentines is filled with love from those closest to you. Thank you so much for spending the time to read and please do let me know how you get on if you decide to bake these yourself.