Homemade Scottish Shortbread

Homemade ShortbreadOriginally uploaded by Towniesmallholder

Scottish Shortbread

This is just the easiest and the most scrummiest recipe ever and takes no time at all to make….

I make it most weekends and sometimes throw in some choc chips or raisins to vary it slightly.

I once grated the rind of a whole unwaxed lemon into the mixture and once baked and cooled, I melted white chocolate and half dipped them into the chocolate and allowed it to set… delicious!

Cinnamon and Raisin is another version that works well just add a tbsp of ground cinnamon and a couple of handfuls of raisins

INGREDIENTS
8 ozs (225g) Plain Flour
4 ozs (100g) Cornflour
4 ozs (100g) Icing Sugar
8 ozs (225g) Butter

METHOD
Chop butter into small pieces and place into processor with sieved flour, cornflour and icing sugar. Whizz until it gathers into a ball.

either….

Turn the mixture out onto floured surface and roll out to Ā½ inch thick. Cut into rounds with pastry cutter and place on a greased baking tray.

Or

Roll into a large sausage fill a plastic bag with some demorara sugar put the shortbread sausage into the bag and coat the outside edges in the sugar.. remove and cut into thick slices (my preferred option its quicker!)

Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350f/ 180c / Gas 4 till firm and light brown. Place on a wire rack and sprinkle with caster sugar while warm.

Tip ā€“ to keep shortbread fresh and crisp, place in a plastic bag when cool and then in an airtight tin.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Homemade Scottish Shortbread

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s