Shortbread

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Ingredients

  • 100 g icing sugar or icing sugar
  • 200 g flour
  • 100 g corn flour
  • 200 g butter, chilled
  • 2 Tbsp castor sugar

Method

1. Cream together the butter and the sugar together until smooth.

2. Gradually mix in the flour, icing/castor sugar and cornflour. Use your hands to lightly knead the mixture into a smooth ball.

3. If cutting into rounds or stars, turn onto a floured work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1/2 cm thick.

4. Cut into shapes and place on a baking tray. OR press out directly onto a Swiss roll tin and then cut into fingers and prick with a fork.

5. Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until a pale golden brown.

6. Cut into squares and allow to cool for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

7. Sprinkle with castor sugar and cool completely before storing in a tin.

Get creative with different shapes for seasonal cues eg: bunnies for Easter, hearts for Valentines etc.

 

 

 

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