I don’t know what it is about the humble little Liquorice Allsort, but there is just something about the simplicity of its clean shape and the bright colours that makes you smile.
When I think liquorice allsot I think of my dad as he loves them and always gets a box for Fathers day and Christmas too.
Father’s day is fast approaching 19th June for anyone who has forgotten so I thought I would share a liquorice recipe for all the other liquorice loving dads out there.
If you want to go all out with the decoration it can be a little time consuming but never fear I have another Fathers day recipe coming soon that takes under an hour if your looking for something less labor intensive.
- 115g Butter
- 110g Brown sugar
- 85g All-purpose flour
- 170g soft sweet liquorice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp water
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time— beat until it’s creamy.
- Put the liquorice in a pan and add 2 tbsp water. Melt the liquorice over low heat while stirring occasionally. Add a further 2 tbsp water when the mixture starts to dry out.
- Add the melted liquorice to the butter mixture.
- Next add the baking powder and salt and beat until it’s a smooth brown mixture.
- Add the flour and stir until just combined.
- Spoon in to paper cases filling them 2/3 of the way with the mixture.
- Bake them at 350F (175C) for 18 to 20 minutes
- I have chosen to decorate with shop brought fondant icing, however you could add buttercream and top with Liquorice allsorts
- Enjoy 🙂