Posted in Baking

Shortbread

shortbread

Sorry for the absense, have been in beautiful Cuba for a university trip. It is a hard life I know.. Sadly the food was not worth making any noise about so here comes an English favorite, with the worlds simplest ingredients list.

Caster sugar, butter, plain flour

Beat together 125gm of butter and 55gm of sugar until smooth. If the butter is cold microwave for a couple of seconds, speeds this step up considerably. Stir in 180gm of plain flour until you have a smooth paste. Add a little water if you need. Roll the dough onto a clean, generously floured work surface and gently roll until about 1-2cm thick. Always go on the thicker side, shortbread is much nicer! Cut into whichever shape floats your boat and place on a baking tray. Chill for 20 minutes and also turn the oven on at this stage. Prod with a fork for those authentic shortbread holes and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake at 190c for 15-20 minutes until pale golden brown, then to cool then enjoy.