Dutch butter shortcake

Dutch butter shortcake


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About this recipe: This speciality is also known as boterkoek and tastes like shortbread. It's quick and easy to whip up and goes perfectly with a big mug of tea or coffee.


Makes: 1 23cm tin

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23cm round cake tin or pie plate.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy using an electric mixer. Blend in the egg. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the mixture using a sturdy spoon until dough forms a ball. Press the dough into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is light golden brown. When cool, slice into wedges to serve.

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I was mixing by hand with help and I think it got over mixed by my assistant so it didn't have the right feel to it, but I still liked it. I think maybe I would use less almond extract - 18 Jun 2016

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