Bought this shell-shape mould recently. It is supposed to be used for making jellies or ice-cubes, but when I first saw it in the shop, I had a totally different idea in mind.
Somehow I was thinking of Kuih Bangkit when I saw it. I would have bought a few more moulds if not for the fact it was the last one on the shelf! Oh well, one is better than nothing.
So last weekend I decided to try it for making the traditional shortbread. It was quite a fiddly process at first as the dough kept sticking inside the holes of the mould and difficult to knock out. Finally an idea hit me. Shortbread dough is usually dusted with sugar before baking, so I decided to dust one side of the dough with caster sugar before fitting it into the holes of the mould. Luckily this seemed to work and the sugar coating turned out looking like sand on the shells after baking.