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Easy Shortbread

I tidied my desk recently and came across this - a recipe from home economics at school for shortbread. A three ingredient recipe - perfect for making with the Junior Gingerbreads on a rainy Bank Holiday Monday.

Don't forget to mark the dough before you cook it so it breaks along the lines you want once cool. If you can hold out that long, this is better on day two. No hope of that in our house!

150g plain flour
100g unsalted butter
50g castor sugar

1. Preheat oven 160C
2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl. Gradually mix in the flour. Using your hands knead the mix together into a smooth ball
3. Roll out to about 1/2 cm thick. Cut out your shapes and place on baking tray
or divide into two balls, spread them with your hands into discs about 1/2 cm thick and then decorate with the prongs of a fork around the edge - marking the discs with a thin line to give 8 slice shaped servings
4. Bake for 10-15min.  You can sprinkle with a little sugar while they cool, that said we prefer it plain

1 comment:

  1. You're lucky, the only thing I ever made during Home Ec. was Lemon Fluff, and I don't even remember what that was about. Thank Goodness the women in my life taught me how to turn the oven on.

    Shortbread is just amazing isn't it?