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Scottish Shortbread

Updated: May 4

Today we're making an all butter Scottish Shortbread that everyone will like because who doesn't like shortbread? It's a really easy, uncomplicated recipe made with simple ingredients and very little work. I'm always amazed that you can make such delicious biscuits with just these ingredients.


Watch how to make them below:


Yields: 15cm x 15cm shortbread (that you can slice into as many biscuits as you like)


E Q U I P M E N T:

1 6 inch / 15cm square pan


I N G R E D I E N T S:

120g butter, cubed (cold or slightly firmer than room temperature)

60g caster sugar

180g plain flour

pinch salt


plus extra sugar for sprinkling on top


M E T H O D:

PREHEAT OVEN

Preheat the oven to 160°C (convection oven/fan-assisted) and if using a baking tin, line the bottom with paper.


Step 1. RUB BUTTER AND FLOUR

Add everything into a bowl and rub together with your fingers or in a stand mixer or food processor until you have a breadcrumb texture. Bring the mixture together to form a dough and then press it into the baking tin as evenly as possible.


Alternatively roll out the dough and cut out biscuits with a cookie cutter.


Step 2. BAKE

Bake the pan for 35-40 minutes. While it is still warm, score the lines where you would like the shortbread to snap into individual pieces, sprinkle sugar over the top surface and then allow to cool completely for an hour or two.



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