When I was a kid I would run home from school, grab a teaspoon from the drawer and scoop up sweet, stretchy mastiha fondant from the jar. I loved dunking my fondant in a glass of icy cold water and licking it like a popsicle.
I created this shortbread recipe to highlight this beautiful spice, unique to the island of Chios in Greece. There is nothing sweeter than a home baked gift so cut my shortbread into stars to create the perfect Christmas gift. Tie your stars together with natural twine and add a personalised tag for a rustic handmade touch.