Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

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50min


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This is the most basic biscuit recipe ever! Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavour.

Linda

Ingredients
Serves: 24 

  • 500g butter
  • 250g (1½ cups) brown sugar
  • 685g (5½ cups) plain flour, or as needed

Directions
Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar together in a bowl. Add 375g (3 cups) to 470g (3¾ cups) flour. Mix well.
  3. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead mixture for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1cm thickness. Cut into 8cm x 2.5 cm strips. Prick with a fork and place on ungreased baking trays.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Reviews (4)

raphaelsmummy
1

Awesome! Best shortbread recipe I've tried! - 18 Dec 2010

DebnWill
1

My mother, a hard-to-please Scot, says this shortbread is the yummiest she's had for a long time - and reminds her of the shortbread her mother used to make in the homeland. - 03 Jan 2010

ldsangel
0

Loved the easy recipe with only 3 ingredients. Unfortunately the prevailing flavour is brown sugar rather than butter which was unpleasant. What a pity. - 12 Jan 2012

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