Monday, 27 July 2009

Simply Shortbread

Take 3 ingredients; butter 4 oz, sugar 2 oz, flour 6 oz. Beat together first two ingredients. Add flour and mix into a smooth paste. Press mixture into a small sandwich pan, mark into 8 pieces and prick all over with a fork. Place into a pre-heated oven at 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 for 20 minutes.

When cooked place onto a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with caster sugar. Cut through pieces whilst still warm.

Enjoy with a beverage of your choosing. This recipe is especially welcome on a dark and dismal summer's day!
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15 comments:

MelMel said...

May I have some to go with this cup of tea?
Looks yummy!x

Sal said...

I love shortbread!
Thanks for the recipe,Simone!
;-)

KC'sCourt! said...

Oooooooooooh Shortbread my favourite! I shall be definitely be making some!

sweetmyrtle said...

i too love shortbread. we had a baking session today and my eldest made us some flap jacks which i also like... i am going to have to clean my teeth well tonight!

Julia said...

This looks delicious - and quite appropriate on a dreary day in July I think! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and also for you thoughtful comments on my blog recently.

Sending you scoops of love,
Juliaxxx

silverpebble said...

Oh YES! Thankyou Simone x

Julia said...

Yum - I love shortbread, but try as I might, I don't think I can fit it into the diet I started a few weeks ago!!:0)

Dragonfly said...

Yum! I love shortbread!

Judy said...

How funny, I almost made shortbread over the weekend but ran out of time. I've been craving it lately. Now after seeing yours I know I have to make some.

louise said...

Simply mouthwatering! I love shortbread, and could eat the lot in one sitting! x

Shabby Chick said...

Ooh that looks delicious!

Mel xxx

summerfete said...

Hi Simone
thanks for your lovely comments.
i would love to have a go at make shortbread, but i just made a cake and i'm supposed to be watching my sugar intake!

Rosie said...

Looks so tempting, Simone - I love shortbread - thanks for the recipe:)

Gem said...

Looks yummy :) xxx

Gina said...

Oh my that looks good..I must have some! :)