Traditional Shortbread

Traditional Shortbread created by Chef  Jazz

This is Be-Ro recipe, my family's favorite cook book. These are a smash at Christmas and always one of the first cookies to disappear!

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  • Mix the flour and sugar first, and then rub in the butter.
  • Knead the mixture until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Roll out till about 3/4 inch thick or 2cm thick.
  • Cut into rectangles and decorate the top with a fork creating rows of holes.
  • Transfer to a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at 160°C (325°F/Gas Mark 3). They want to stay pale and light golden.
  • In warm weather you may want to chill the cookies before baking.
  • This recipe can also be used for petticoat tails. Just split the mixture in two and flatten into 7 inch rounds about a half inch thick (1cm). Mark top into 8 portions and decorate with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • To use a shortbread mold: Mix a teaspoon of flour and a teaspoon of caster sugar. Grease the mold with oil and evenly sprinkle half the flour/sugar mix. Press the shortbread into the mold, and turn out onto a baking sheet before baking.
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"This is Be-Ro recipe, my family's favorite cook book. These are a smash at Christmas and always one of the first cookies to disappear!"
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  1. 368wblnmsjrobson
    I added some mixed dried fruit in the mixture,containing dried cherries, cranberries ,green raisins and apricots,it was nice for a change a new family favourite . X
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  2. James C.
    Measure out ingredients and place in a food processor, blast on pulse until you have achieved a breadcrumb like consistency. Pour into a shallow tray and spread out even without pressing down. Place in preheated oven. Once cooked, before it cools, run a knife through the soft warm biscut to cut it into how even many slices required. Leave to cool then gentley separate precut pieces.
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  3. Debbb
    Perfect recipe! I used granulated sugar blended fine. I entered these cookies in the county fair & won first prize - thank-you!
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  4. Chef  Jazz
    Traditional Shortbread Created by Chef  Jazz
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    Traditional Shortbread Created by Chef  Jazz
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