Really Simple Shortbread

Really Simple Shortbread


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About this recipe: A traditional shortbread recipe. Try adding 2 tablespoons currants or chocolate chips.


Serves: 6 

  • 110g (4 oz) butter
  • 55g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 110g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 55g (2 oz) rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3.
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter until soft, add the sugar, beat until pale and creamy. Sift in flours, work to a smooth paste. Chill for 15 minutes.
  3. Place a 15cm (6 in) flan ring on a baking tray. Press shortbread dough into the ring to form a neat circle. Remove flan ring, and flatten dough slightly with a rolling pin. Crimp edges and prick the dough slightly with a fork. Mark into 6 to 8 wedges and sprinkle with caster sugar.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven until a pale biscuit colour. Remove from the oven, cool for 2 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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Reviews (2)


Took shortcuts. i rolled the dough into a long sausage shape, rolled it in brown sugar and cut into discs. top the round biscuits with more brown sugar before before baking - 12 Sep 2010


nice easy tasty biscuits - 12 Sep 2010

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