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The Best Shortbread Recipe!

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Serves 1 - 12 Slices

A delicious light and buttery shortbread recipe which is as easy as pie to make!!

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  • 250g unsalted butter (plus extra)
  • 125g caster sugar (plus extra)
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g of semolina or cornflour/fine polenta (not granules!)


    1. Preheat oven, 150 degrees C. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the plain flour and semolina or cornflour/polenta. Mix lightly.
    2. Press into a buttered 22cm square tin or a 20cm diameter round tin and prick with a fork.
    3. Bake for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar.
    4. But into squares/slices whilst still hot and allow to cool.

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23rd Aug, 2018
Nice and short but too much sugar next time I would reduce it about 105
10th Aug, 2017
Delicious shortbread. I pushed freshly picked blackberries into the dough before baking. Yum.....
25th Aug, 2014
Lovely recipe, worked really well. Buttery and meltingly delicious.
Doodle Dog
7th Oct, 2017
I've made a shortbread before using some cornflour and rolled the dough into a sausage and then cut into slices to bake as biscuits. Obviously I now can't find this recipe! Would this recipe work the same? Thanks in advance.
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