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Shortbread is a type of biscuit which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour (by weight). Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word short). The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter.
I got my shortbread recipe from my sister, Heleen.
55g caster sugar, plus extra to finish
180g plain flour
Heat the oven to 190C
Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.
Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1 cm.
Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack
I have used a Vintage tea set a friend gave to me last year. What a gem! It is a Homer Laughlin set , made in USA during 1944!
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