Mocha ShortBread Bars Recipe with step by step pictures. Buttery shortbread bars taste delicious with a hint of coffee.
I love coffee and chocolate together. If you are making any cake or shakes using chocolate add a little bit of coffee to it. Coffee has a tendency to wake up the real chocolate hidden in the chocolate and improves the flavour. And if you are making anything combining chocolate and coffee, it is called as MOCHA. In the beginning I was wondering what is mocha, hence I found out this. All Clear let's move on to the BARS.
About Mocha Shortbread Recipe
A traditional Scottish biscuit known as a shortbread or shortie is typically made with one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three to four parts whole wheat flour. Shortbread, in contrast to many other biscuits and baked goods, is made without leaveners like baking soda or powder.
This is a quick instant bites which you can make in no time. This requires some basic ingredients from your pantry and fridge, Plus it is Eggless. So even more special. After this is baked, you can really identify the flavour of coffee in the bars. I totally loved it. I hope you will do the same and tell me if you try any.
Ingredients for Eggless Mocha Chocolate Shortbread Bars
All Purpose Flour / Maida :
Maida requires more oil or butter when baking or cooking because it is lighter and rises faster, which is why bakers prefer maida to atta. All-purpose flour can be used for a variety of tasks, including baking, cooking, coating meats and vegetables, and thickening sauces and gravies. To manufacture all-purpose flour, a blend of
hard wheat (which has more gluten) and soft wheat is crushed together.
Instant Coffee powder :
One of the best options for substituting espresso powder in chocolate desserts or spice rubs is instant coffee. Although they are very similar, instant coffee is less concentrated than espresso powder and will therefore give your recipe less richness.
The flour flakes in the dough will be covered by the butter. The butter will melt once the cookie is in the oven, but the flour will keep its strength, holding the cookie together.
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Eggless Mocha Shortbread Recipe
- All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 ¼ cup / 150 gms
- Powdered Sugar - ½ cup / 100 gms
- Instant Coffee powder - 1 tsp I used I tblspn coffee paste
- Butter - 100 gms / 4 ounces / ¼ pound
- Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
- Chocolate Chips - 1 cup +1 cup / 300 gms
- Preheat the oven to 170 Degree C / 325 Degree F. Line a baking pan with foil and brush it with butter.
- Take flour, sugar and coffee powder in a bowl and mix well.
- Add in butter and vanilla and mix well till they form a soft dough.
- Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and mix well.
- Tip this mixture in the prepared tray and press well evenly.
- Bake this in the oven for 20-30 mins.
- Remove it from the oven and sprinkle a cup of chocolate chips over that and put it back in the oven for 2 mins.
- Take a spoon and smoothen the top so that you get a nice chocolate coating.
- Allow it to cool down. Cut into squares and serve.
Mocha ShortBread Bars Recipe Step by Step Pictures
|Take all your ingredients|
|Line a baking pan with foil and grease it|
|Take flour in a bowl|
|add sugar to it|
|Now add in soft butter|
|and mix well|
|Add coffee mixture..You can add coffee powder to flour|
|now vanilla essence|
|add half of the chocolate chips|
|and mix well|
|tip this mixture in the pan|
|and spread it..Bake it|
|till it is light golden and cooked|
|Sprinkle some chocolate chips over it and allow it to melt down..Smoothen with a spoon|
|Cut into squares|
Frequently Asked Questions
Why shortbread is called shortbread?
Due to the traditional ratio of one part sugar to two parts butter, which gives the dough a high fat content, shortbread is given its name. This produces a short crust pastry-like soft, buttery crumb that melts in your mouth. Shortbread is so irresistible because of this ratio.
Where is shortbread originally from?
Scots were the first to make shortbread. Although it was likely influenced by cultural exchange with French pastry chefs during the Auld Alliance between France and Scotland, shortbread was prepared for a large portion of the 12th century. Mary, Queen of Scots is generally credited with improving shortbread in the 16th
Why is shortbread so good?
Shortbread has so few ingredients that you can't get away with cutting corners; good quality butter and sugar are essential, and plenty of them. Rice flour gives it that special sandy texture that sets it apart from the common biscuit, and a pinch of salt helps to balance that rich, delicious sweetness.