Barinder's Valentines Recipe

Barinder's Valentines Recipe


A big thank you to Barinder for this lovely Valentines recipe, to see more of Birinder’s work take a look at her fantastic blog here.

Valentines Rose Shortbread Stacks

  • Shortbread recipe – makes approx. 15 shortbread sandwiches
  • 325g plain flour
  • 250g butter (unsalted)
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles

Buttercream recipe  

  • 95g Butter (salted)
  • 190g Icing sugar
  • 2tbsp cooled boiled water
  • 1/8 tsp rosewater


  1.  Cream butter & sugar together until lighter in colour and fluffy
  2. Add flour and sprinkles and mix until combined
  3. Tip on to a surface and knead to a smooth dough
  4. Flatten into a rough oval shape (easier for rolling) and wrap with cling
  5. Chill dough for at least 30 mins before rolling out to approx. ½ inch thick
  6. Cut out biscuit shapes and chill for 20 mins
  7. Bake at 170 degrees for 12 – 15 mins
  8. Biscuits will have an ever so slight browning to the edge when done, they need no more than that
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool
  10. Whilst cooling make your filling:
  11. Whip your butter with an electric whisk/beater until lighter in colour (if whipping by hand, just whip until butter is soft)
  12. Slowly add your icing sugar and mix on a slow setting at first
  13. Gradually speed up to medium/high, add ½ tbsp water& your rosewater and whip for a few minutes
  14. Check consistency, add a splash more cooled boiled water if too stiff or more icing sugar if it feels too soft to hold its shape


  1. Pop your buttercream into a piping bag (with a nozzle if you have one, otherwise don’t worry just snip a hole to pipe from once the bag is filled)

    *TIP! You can spoon the icing on too if you don’t have an icing bag to hand*
  2. Ice half your biscuits and sandwich with a second shortbread biscuit
  3. Decorate the tops with an extra little swirl or blob of buttercream, if you wish to add some sprinkles and sugar hearts


Barinder's Valentines Recipe