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Sweet Treat Sunday – Shortbread

For the first Sweet Treat Sunday in a long time, I decided to try something I have never attempted before but have always wanted to have a go at. Shortbread.

The original inspiration for this was the recipe on the tv programme Baking Made Easy. That recipe however, calls for the use of rice flour which, annoyingly, I couldn’t find anywhere in the supermarket and had to leave out (I used just plain flour instead). I’m not exactly sure how that will have affected the recipe but the biscuits I ended up with were delicious anyway! I also made the slight mistake of not cooking them for long enough too, but only by 5 minutes or so and they were still very much edible!

Recipe (the one I ended up using, not the actual Baking Made Easy one which can be found here and which I will definitely be trying very soon)

130g butter
60g caster sugar
190g plain flour
pinch of salt

  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy
  • Mix in the flour and salt until everything is smooth and starts to come together
  • Bring the mixture together fully and press into an 8 inch cake tin
  • Score into 8 pieces and prick each piece with a fork
  • Store in the fridge for around half an hour
  • Bake in a 170°C oven for approx 35 minutes.
  • Sprinkle caster sugar over the top and leave to cool.

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3 comments on “Sweet Treat Sunday – Shortbread

  1. Pany
    March 13, 2011

    They look great. Can I ask what Tv programme Baking Made Easy is on?

    • sylviangirl
      March 13, 2011

      It was shown on the channel BBC 2 but the series has finished now.

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