Easy Classic Shortbread

    1 hour 40 minutes

    The simplest shortbread is the best. I find the salted butter really helps give the best flavour.

    33 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 150g plain flour
    • 100g salted butter, cut into pieces and softened
    • 50g 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
    • extra caster sugar, for sprinkling

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C, fan-forced; 130 degrees C. Put the flour in a mixing bowl, add the butter and rub together to make fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
    2. Work the mixture together until it forms a ball, this may take a while.
    3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked. The shortbread should be very pale. While still warm, cut through the markings and sprinkle with caster sugar. Cool before eating.
    4. Turn out onto a work surface to an 18cm round circle. Smooth the surface with your hands. Carefully slide the dough on to an ungreased baking sheet and flute the edges. Mark the circle into eight triangles with a knife, but not cutting all the way through. Prick the surface all over with a fork.

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    This is yummy and so easy to make! I am going to make another lot asap with the kiddies as it all gone! thanks for a quick and easy recipe!  -  22 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and SO EASY!!!!!!!!!! I've made three lots already!  -  15 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Shortbread is my Hubbies favourite and I've just tried this recipe. It's easy to make and absolutely lovely to eat 'Yum Yum'!!!!  -  03 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)