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Homemade Shortbread

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About the bake

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.

15Total Time
20Prep Time
45Bake Time
16Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4) and line an 8" round tin.

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 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. Step 4:

    Shape the dough into a round and then press into the tin, ensuring that all of the tin is evenly covered. 

  5. Step 5:

    Chill the dough in the tin in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the shortbread begins to brown on the top. When golden, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack before cutting into triangles.

Ingredients

    • 300g Plain white flour
    • 200g Unsalted butter
    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract

Utensils

  • 8in round tin
  • Baking sheet

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