Homemade shortbread

  • Total Time

    25m
    • Prep Time

      10m
    • Bake Time

      15m
  • Serves

    16
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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What could be more perfect that a few bites of buttery homemade shortbread? The ideal accompaniment to a warm cup of tea or even a thoughtful gift to a friend or family. It's no surprise that this recipe is one of the most popular on our site.

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4) and grease an 8" round tin.

  2. Sift flour into a bowl with the sugar. Chop the butter into cubes and then add to the other ingredients.

  3. Rub the butter into the flour and sugar with your finger tips. When the dough begin to form shape, add a few drops of vanilla extract.

  4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use cutter to cut out shapes. Alternatively, you can cut the dough into rectangular shapes using a sharp knife.

  5. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20mins. When golden, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

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  • Total

    10m
  • Serves

    10
  • Skill

    Intermediate
  • Diet

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