Butter Shortbread Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Plain flour4 Ounce (125 Gram)
 Cornflour2 Ounce (50 Gram)
 Caster sugar2 Ounce (50 Gram)
 Butter4 Ounce (125 Gram, Plus Extra For Greasing)


Sift together the flour and cornflour.
Add the sugar and rub in the butter.
The mixture will become crumbly at first, but continue rubbing with your fingertips until it clings together in heavy clumps.
Turn on to a board or work surface lightly dusted with flour or cornflour and knead lightly.
Roll out to a 20 cm (8 inch) circle and place on a greased baking sheet.
Prick all over the top with a fork, mark into 8 or 10 portions and flute the edges with your fingers.
Bake in a preheated oven, 160°C (325°F), Gas Mark 3, for 30-35 minutes until the shortbread is cooked but not brown.
Leave on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then lift off with a fish slice and place carefully on a wire rack to cool completely.
Break into portions to serve.