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The Great Katsu


The Great Katsu is a mixture of a English shortbread and an Asian curry.

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  • Shortbread
  • 125g/4oz butter
  • 55g/2oz caster sugar
  • 180g/6oz plain flour
  • plus extra to sprinkle surface
  • Katsu
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 - 2 tbsp korma paste
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cornflour


servings 5
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 50mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

The Great Katsu - Step 1

The Katsu.
Put the ingredients in a pan. Pour in 500ml of cold water and heat, stirring, until boiling and thickened.

Step 2

Cover an leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Leave on the lowest heat occasionally stirring until the shortbread is cooked.

Step 3

Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

Step 4

Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste.

Step 5

The Great Katsu - Step 5

Turn onto a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/half an inch thick.

Step 6

Cut into triangle shapes - or any shapes you want really - and place on a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Step 7

Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Step 8

The Great Katsu - Step 8

While the shortbread is cooling spoon some of the sauce onto a plate and after the shortbread is cooled place three shortbread pieces around and serve.

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