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.