Mar 21, 2012

Shortbread (Recipe adapted from BBC Food)

Shortbread (Recipe adapted from BBC Food)

Makes: 20 - 24


125 g/4 oz butter

55 g/2 oz caster sugar

180 g/6 oz plain flour

2 teaspoons icing sugar


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

Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.

Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm / ½ - inches thick.

Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with icing sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

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

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