Recipe: Basil Parmesan Shortbread Triangles
These shortbread triangles are perfect with a salad or a light soup, or even cut into smaller portions and served as hors d'oeuvres. They're kindred spirits to garlic bread, but unique and distinctive, rich and addictive.
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup Kraft grated parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 large basil leaves, finely chopped
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch glass pie pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, almonds, parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and basil. Stir in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in egg. Place mixture into the pie pan. Score into 8 portions. Using a fork, press a decorative pattern into the outer edge of each portion (if desired).
Bake for 35 minutes until lightly golden around the edges. Score again. Let cool, then cut and serve.
This recipe was written by Mary Bilyeu and originally posted on AnnArbor.com on July 13, 2011.