Elleasha's famous shortbread

    45 min

    I think it's very easy, well most of it sure is anyway! The only bit that I really struggled on was the mixing of the ingredients - the mixing it into breadcrumbs with your fingers bit I actually found to be easier using dough whisks. Plus it reduces your mixing time by about 5-8 minutes. From then it gets pretty easy with the rolling and cutting and everything...!


    Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
    74 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 110g (4 oz) cornflour
    • 4oz of icing sugar
    • 225g (8 oz) softened butter, preferably unsalted
    • 225g (8 oz) plain flour
    • caster sugar for sprinkling

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place the oven on 180 C / gas 4.
    2. Next, when its all in a breadcrumbs form, mix it with your fingers and it should all just fall together, therefore forming a big dough ball, so there are no crumbs left in the bowl. This may take you several minutes.
    3. Make sure you have got a big work-top because now you need to sprinkle out some plain flour on the work-top and roll out your ball of dough until its is 10mm or 1cm thick all the way through.
    4. You can cut out any different shapes and sizes but with the cutters that I use are round and are approximately 3-4 cm wide. Obviously you can use smaller or bigger, whichever takes your fancy but the size of cutter you use affects how many you make.
    5. Then place on a baking tray and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. When they are cooked and slightly cool, sprinkle a little bit of sugar on the top of all of them, just to give them a sweet kick like Scottish shortbread do, like a sugar boost! When you have done that, EAT!

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    absolutely mouth watering, so much so, i have to stop myself eating them all bloody lovely  -  11 Aug 2011


    lovely all the family love these and i have to make them at least once a week  -  08 Mar 2011


    Delicious and dead way to make. We used flower cutters and iced to look like daisies.  -  23 Jan 2012