Let's just pretend it hasn't been over a month since I last posted, okay? Thanks.
This is just a simple, short and sweet post today. For a recipe that is also all of those things.
I had planned to make bread earlier this week, until I realised that the bread flour was about a year out of date. So, instead of doing that I thought I'd try this super easy recipe from one of my favourite youtubers. I've never made shortbread before but after seeing firsthand just how quick and simple it really is, I'm sure I'll be making it again very soon (and probably far too often.)
- 6 oz butter
- 3 oz caster sugar
- 9 oz plain flour
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 160C or 140C for a fan oven and grease a cake tin
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl using a fork
- Add the flour and salt and mix together with your hands until the mixture is fully blended
- Transfer the mixture into your cake tin and pat it down
- Use a knife to gently score four lines down the centre of your shortbread (watch the youtube video. She makes far more sense of this step than I am) and use a fork to create the fluted edges and poke shallow holes in the shortbread (seriously watch the video)
- Bake in your preheated oven for about 45 minutes until the shortbread is just turning golden around the edges
- Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely
- If you want to, you can sprinkle a little caster sugar over the shortbread when you turn it onto the wire rack, while it's still warm. This is optional but I highly recommend it!
I seriously can't believe how quick and easy this was. I am going to be making a lot of shortbread, I can tell.
Let me know if you try it out yourself!
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