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Great shortbread recipe
Fri 20-Nov-09
7:29 am
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Has anyone got a really good recipe for shortbread please?

Fri 20-Nov-09
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If you like it a bit crunchy use part cornflour, part flour ( makes a crumble scrunchy too).

Kateuk makes things at and sometimes she does this too and also this

Sat 9-Jan-10
10:51 pm

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Okay, Danny & Fiona - I'm wearing my badge right now!

I made this shortbread last year, well, 4 of them actually - I do have a mould with the thistle in it - and it was for the Rotary Club fundraising, and it was obviously popular because it was one of the first things to sell out. It is very easy - that's always a bonus for me! (It is also a 40-year-old recipe!)

The proportions in blue are metric - but not quite the same weight as the imperial. Use one of the measurements only:

6 ozs plain flour         150gms       You can substitute 1 oz for cornflour as Kate mentioned

a small pinch salt

4 ozs butter               100gms

2 ozs caster sugar       50gms

Make this as a 'rubbed-in' method, then knead till it becomes a ball.

Roll out to a 7" (16-18cms) round, pinch edges to give a crimped finish, prick well.

Mark into segments.

Bake for one hour until pale golden.

Oven temperature: 170 C; 325 F; Gas Mk 3


Fingers: Roll out to 0.25" thick (quarter-inch), cut into fingers, bake for 15mins+

Chocolate shortbread: replace 1oz flour with cocoa

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