All-butter Scottish shortbread

    10 min

    This luxurious all-butter shortbread is simple but classic.

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    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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    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