02 March 2009

Shortbread


I have really fond memories of shortbread... my grandmother used to make it a lot, and she usually had the Scottish emblem of a thistle imprinted on each one.

Here is my favourite Shortbread recipe (from the Edmond's Cookery Book). Be warned, although there are not many ingredients in shortbread, there is a lot of butter!

Shortbread

250g butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup cornflour
2 cups plain flour

Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift cornflour and flour together. Mix sifted ingredients into creamed mixture. Knead well. On a lightly floured board roll out to 0.5 cm thickness. Shape into a circle or cut into pieces. Place on a greased oven tray. Prick with a fork. Bake at 150 deg C for 30 minutes or until pale golden.

Makes about 30.


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2 comments:

  1. and butter is so expensive these days... esp. since we are a dairy producing country!

    Unfortunately you just can't make shortbread dairy-free and so we are a shortbread free household...

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  2. The secret to life is butter!

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