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Shortbread with jam and coconut

Shortbread with jam and coconut

Shortbread with jam and coconut flavored with lemon, a dry cake Algerian ultra fondant that will garnish your breakfast table on el Eid,  with great pace next to a good mint tea or a traditional coffee with milk, or even taste it all year round A delicious cake that closely resembles Almond and candied cherry biscuits, but differs a little bit in the ingredients that compose it. It is ultra-gourmet and irresistibly succulent biscuits, very easy to prepare and keep very well in a hermetic box. For those who do not like grated coconut, you can substitute crushed almonds or peanuts, or sesame seeds. You can also decline the jam by putting orange marmalade. Biscuits are simple and fast to achieve without taking his head rich in taste, economic, and presentable. I hope to inspire you and make you want to test, if it is the case I expect your return it will be super fun!


1 large whole egg or 2 medium

125 ml sunflower oil

2 tablespoons of soft butter (30 gr)

100 gr of sugar

1 sachet of vanilla sugar

1 teaspoon shaved with baking powder (5 gr)

1 good pinch of salt

Zest of an organic lemon untreated (organic)

Flour according to the mixture (320 gr + or - depending on the absorption)

1 small bowl of strawberry or apricot jam

100 g grated coconut


1. In a bowl, whisk butter, sugar, and vanilla sugar with an electric mixer or whisk until creamy. Add the oil, continue to mix, then the whole egg without stirring until all the ingredients are homogenized. Add the lemon peel, the pinch of salt, and the baking powder and mix and add the flour gradually mixing with the hand until you get a soft and smooth dough.

2. Heat the oven to 338º.
3. Prepare balls the size of a walnut then pass the top of each ball in grated coconut (you can pass them in beaten egg white before for better adhesion).

4. Transfer the cupcakes to a baking sheet lined with baking paper and then with the help of a finger make a hole in the center of each ball to form a well.

5. Bake in a preheated oven at 338 ° C until gilding about 15 minutes, watch the cooking (if you notice that the holes go up in the middle of cooking do not hesitate to reform them by pressing with the back of a spoon) . Let cool completely.

6. Heat the jam a few seconds to give it a lighter texture and then garnish the cake with a piping bag, a freezer bag, or a teaspoon, let dry.

7. Sake the cakes from the plate and keep them in an airtight container.
Serve these short biscuits with jam and coconut with a good mint tea as tradition dictates!

Good realization and good tasting!

Name                            Shortbread with jam and coconut

Preparation time             20M

Cooking time                 15M

Total time                      35M

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