Best shortbread

    Best shortbread

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    35min


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    About this recipe: Rich and buttery, great if making for a crowd. Traditional shortbread is baked at a fairly low temperature, and is not browned.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 20 biscuits

    • 225g (8oz) plain flour
    • 113g (4oz) cornflour
    • 225g (8oz) butter (block)
    • 113g (4oz) icing sugar

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 2 1/2.
    2. Rub all in together. Do not add in any liquid - it is supposed to be very hard to knead. Knead just enough to incorporate all the ingredients.
    3. Roll out and cut, place on floured baking trays.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes.

    Freezing tip

    The leftover dough can be frozen for another time.

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