Shortbread

"This is a compilation of several Shortbread recipes I have from British cookbooks. I have been to England three times and REAL shortbread is a favorite. It should use real butter and not be TOO sweet."
Shortbread Shortbread
Shortbread Shortbread
Shortbread Shortbread
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  • Serves
    6
  • Nutritions

Method for Shortbread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • 2
    Line a baking sheet with greaseproof (parchment) paper. Sift the flour and rice flour into a medium mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix.
  • 3
    Cut butter into pieces and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture begins to bind together. Knead into soft dough.
  • 4
    Roll the dough into an 8 inch round (or for exact round, mold it in an 8 inch cake pan). Place on baking sheet. Using a fork, prick top and make tine marks along edge. Using a table knife, score top with wedge marks. (This is where it will break when cooled)
  • 5
    Bake 45 minutes or until pale golden in color. Sprinkle a little superfine sugar over top and cool on baking sheet. Cut into wedges. Keeps for weeks in airtight tin.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white rice flour
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