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All-Butter Scottish Shortbread

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About this recipe: This luxurious all-butter shortbread is simple but classic.

Cheryl Otten

Serves: 12 

  • 175g (6 oz) plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 175g (6 oz) butter

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2.
  2. Blend all ingredients well. Dough will be stiff.
  3. Press into a 23cm (9 in) buttered baking dish. Prick top with a fork.
  4. Bake until a pale golden brown on the edges, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

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Reviews (33)


My Gran taught me a similar recipe, which is easy to remember. 2oz Caster Sugar 4oz unsalted butter 6oz Plain Flour This is easily doubled up to make 1 whole baking tray full then cut into fingers while still warm...always prick with a fork before baking whether making rounds or fingers. Sprinkle with Castor Sugar when cool. - 22 Nov 2011


Altered ingredient amounts. Used smaller dish for thick slices and left in oven for 1 hour. Perfection - 28 May 2009


Altered ingredient amounts. Added a little more flour so my son was able to use cutters :D - 15 Jan 2011

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