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

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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
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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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Making that as of now, easy, and am bored.

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Hello Tina, long time no speak.

I ought to make shortbread, husband's been asking for a cake or biscuit type treat....I don't make them much anymore, as we're on a health kick.  At least shortbread has very little sugar.  I'll make some during the week.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Hi Sue, must come on more often but am busy with the Garden, right now.

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Below 2 were suggested by my friend for the same question.
#1 Ingredients - 1 cup butter softened, 1/2 cup icing / powdered sugar, 1/2 cup corn starch, pinch salt and 2 cups flour.
1.Beat butter until creamy.
2.Sift icing sugar, corn starch, salt and flour 3 to 4 times then add it to creamed butter (little at a time)
3. Then move to a lightly floured flat surface and knead till mixture cracks slightly.
4. Pat gently to 1/3" thickness. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and cut into slices. 5. Bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes(don't bake it till brown).
6. Let cool on cookie sheets.

#2 Ingredients - 1 cup butter softened, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour
1. Beat butter until the creamy layer becomes fluffy
2. add sugar and cream together, then add flour gradually and mix it well.
3. Move the mixture to a lightly floured flat surface and with your hands work the dough until it comes together and forms a ball.
4. If it is too sticky, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for approximately 20 minutes.
5. On a lightly floured surface roll to 1/2 - 1/3 thickness.
6. Cut out with desired shapes, place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes.
7. Let cool on cookie sheets.

I din't try these in home. And, If it really doesn't work well, pardon me!

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