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SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD

Updated: Sep 1

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 square (approx. 10 slices)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 15 minutes

Oven Temperature: 160°C (fan oven)

 

EQUIPMENT

6 inch / 15cm square pan

 

INGREDIENTS


120g butter, cold

60g caster sugar

180g plain flour


plus extra sugar for sprinkling on top

 

METHOD


Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan oven)



Step 1

To a large mixing bowl, add 180g plain flour, 60g caster sugar and a pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter). Mix to evenly distribute the ingredients.



Step 2

Add 120g cold cubed butter and rub it into the dry ingredients with your fingers until you have a breadcrumb texture. Alternatively, add all the ingredients to a stand mixer or food processor and mix until you have breadcrumbs.



Step 3

Line a 15cm square baking tin with baking paper and press the crumbs tightly into the tin as an even layer.



Step 4

Bake at 160°C on the middle rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes or until just starting to brown.



Step 5

While it is still warm, score or cut the shortbread into individual fingers but keeping the shortbread whole still. Sprinkle some sugar over the top and allow to cool completely for an hour or two.

 

happy baking! X

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