Best Shortbread Recipe

Posted by on September 8, 2013

This Shortbread recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat.  You can also drizzle melted chocolate over  the biscuits once it has cooled.

Shortbread250 g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

125 g caster sugar

250 g cake flour

125 g corn flour

Lightly grease a 32cm x 32cm square pan, metal works best.  Using a stand mixer or hand-held electic mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in colour.  Gently mix in the flour and cornflour until just combined.  The consistency of the dough should be soft, not sticky, and not firm enough to roll.  Press the dough firmly into the baking pan.  It is important that you pack the dough well or else the biscuits will break apart too easily.  Prick the dough all over with a fork.  Bake at 160C  until the top becomes lightly golden.  This will take about 50 minutes.  Cut into fingers while still warm.  Place on wire rack to cool, the biscuits will firm up as it cools.  Sprinkle some castor sugar over the biscuits before storing  it in an airtight container.

~ Esther

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