LittleCheff's Shortbread

    50 min

    Unrefined caster sugar and a salted or slightly salted creamy butter will give the best flavour.


    London, England, UK
    12 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 150g Plain flour
    • 100g Slightly salted butter, cut into pieces and softened
    • 50g Caster sugar
    • Caster sugar, for sprinkling

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150◦C / Gas 2 / fan oven 130◦C. Put the flour in a mixing bowl, add the butter and rub together to make fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
    2. Work the mixture together until it forms a ball. (this may take a while). Turn out onto a work surface to an 18cm / 7in round. Smooth the surface with your hands. Carefully slide the dough on to an ungreased baking sheet and flute the egdes. Mark the circle into eight triangles with a knife, not cutting all the way through. Prick the surface all over with a fork.
    3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked. The shortbread should be very pale. While still warm, cut through the markings and sprinkle with caster sugar. Cool before eating.

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    This is yummy and so easy to make! I am going to make another lot asap with the kiddies as it all gone! thanks for a quick and easy recipe!  -  22 Dec 2010


    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and SO EASY!!!!!!!!!! I've made three lots already!  -  15 Mar 2010


    Shortbread is my Hubbies favourite and I've just tried this recipe. It's easy to make and absolutely lovely to eat 'Yum Yum'!!!!  -  03 Jul 2010