Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A traditional British dish. You can add some grated lemon zest or vanilla for a special touch.

Directions

  1. The ingredients need to be cold before you start.
  2. Place the flour in a bowl with a little salt, to taste.
  3. Then throw in the butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until you get a crumbly, sand-like texture.
  4. Mix in the egg yolk and egg, just until they are both incorporated.
  5. At this point the dough will be wet and difficult to roll out.
  6. Lay some clingfilm on your counter and place the dough on top.
  7. Cover with more clingfilm.
  8. Roll lightly to flatten, then leave to rest in the fridge for at least one hour.
  9. Shape as desired, then cook at 150 C or 300 F until golden.
  10. For a round shortbread using all the dough, this will probably take about 30 minutes.

Reviews

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Most Helpful

I made this with the kids and they loved it!!! A nice pastry that is easy to work with. I also added a little vanilla sugar to the finished "biscuits".

christinehirsty November 12, 2007

A simple recipe that taste great ...I did add a teaspoon of vanilla. Thanks for posting!

#39568 June 03, 2003

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