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DR. JJ'S GRAPEFRUIT SPRING-THYME SHORTBREAD

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  WHAT YOU'LL NEED:   - 8 or 9 inch springform pan or pie tin  - small food processor, mixer or bowl and wooden spoon   INGREDIENTS:   - 1 stick unsalted butter, softened  - 2 TB finely grated grapefruit zest (save the fruit juice)  - 1 tsp vanilla extract  - 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme      

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

- 8 or 9 inch springform pan or pie tin

- small food processor, mixer or bowl and wooden spoon

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

- 2 TB finely grated grapefruit zest (save the fruit juice)

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme

 

 

 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar  - 1 cup all purpose flour  - 1/2 tsp kosher salt   INSTRUCTIONS:   1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  2. Into the bowl of a food processor, stand mixer, or if you're in for a little workout, a regular bowl, place the butter, vanilla, salt, grapefruit zest and chopped thyme.

- 1/2 cup powdered sugar

- 1 cup all purpose flour

- 1/2 tsp kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Into the bowl of a food processor, stand mixer, or if you're in for a little workout, a regular bowl, place the butter, vanilla, salt, grapefruit zest and chopped thyme.

 3.  Add the powdered sugar and pulse (if using a processor), or beat on medium with a paddle (if using a stand mixer), or mix with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth.

3.  Add the powdered sugar and pulse (if using a processor), or beat on medium with a paddle (if using a stand mixer), or mix with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth.

 4.  Add the all purpose flour and  mix just until flour is incorporated.

4.  Add the all purpose flour and  mix just until flour is incorporated.

 Your mixture should look like this - a little on the dry side, but well blended together.  5. Butter a springform pan or pie tin.

Your mixture should look like this - a little on the dry side, but well blended together.

5. Butter a springform pan or pie tin.

 6. Using an offset spatula, spread the dough evenly in the pan.    KIDDOCJJ Tip:    if using a springform pan, start with the collar OFF, working the dough from the center towards the edges. Replace the collar and smooth the dough, making sure it touches all the edges.

6. Using an offset spatula, spread the dough evenly in the pan.

KIDDOCJJ Tip:  if using a springform pan, start with the collar OFF, working the dough from the center towards the edges. Replace the collar and smooth the dough, making sure it touches all the edges.

 7. Prick the surface of the dough with a fork. This is called "docking."  8. Refrigerate for an hour (or put it in the freezer for 30 minutes).

7. Prick the surface of the dough with a fork. This is called "docking."

8. Refrigerate for an hour (or put it in the freezer for 30 minutes).

 9. While your dough is getting cold, squeeze out about 2 TB of grapefruit juice into a bowl. Add 3/4-1 cup of powdered sugar and a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth.  10. Once the dough is cold, put in the oven for 15-18 minutes until the edges are golden and the center is firm.

9. While your dough is getting cold, squeeze out about 2 TB of grapefruit juice into a bowl. Add 3/4-1 cup of powdered sugar and a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth.

10. Once the dough is cold, put in the oven for 15-18 minutes until the edges are golden and the center is firm.

 11. Remove the collar from the pan. Immediately cut the shortbread into 8 or 16 wedges.  12. Transfer wedges to a cooling rack set over a plate.  13. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the shortbread, and gently spread to the edges with an offset spatula.  Once cool you can serve it!

11. Remove the collar from the pan. Immediately cut the shortbread into 8 or 16 wedges.

12. Transfer wedges to a cooling rack set over a plate.

13. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the shortbread, and gently spread to the edges with an offset spatula.  Once cool you can serve it!

 14. Alternately, go outside, grab a little sun (and vitamin D boost) and take your shortbread for a stroll.

14. Alternately, go outside, grab a little sun (and vitamin D boost) and take your shortbread for a stroll.

 After your inspired photo shoot, grab a cup of tea and enjoy this citrus-laced, buttery treat! DOCTOR'S ORDERS!

After your inspired photo shoot, grab a cup of tea and enjoy this citrus-laced, buttery treat! DOCTOR'S ORDERS!