www.odlums.ie /recipes/shortbread/

What you need:

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Odlums Cornflour
  • 125g/4oz Butter, softened
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar

How to:

  1. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Wooden spoon or electric mixer may be used.
  2. Add the flour and the cornflour and mix gently until a dough is formed.
  3. Use finger tips to form dough into a ball and lightly knead, if necessary.
  4. Press dough into a greased 8"/20cm round. A sandwich tin may also be used.
  5. Prick around top of dough with a fork.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven 160°C/325°F/Gas 3 for about 20 minutes or until very pale in colour.
  7. Allow to set in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  8. As soon as shortbread is cold, store in an airtight tin.
  9. For biscuits, roll out mixture and cut out rounds using a 3"/7cm cutter shape. For fingers, press dough into a 7"/18cm square tin and cut into fingers after baking.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Top with fresh cream and strawberries
  • Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream
  • Perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee
shortbread

Shortbread

Category

Afternoon Tea

Cook Time

20 mins

What you need:

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Odlums Cornflour
  • 125g/4oz Butter, softened
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar

How to:

  1. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Wooden spoon or electric mixer may be used.
  2. Add the flour and the cornflour and mix gently until a dough is formed.
  3. Use finger tips to form dough into a ball and lightly knead, if necessary.
  4. Press dough into a greased 8"/20cm round. A sandwich tin may also be used.
  5. Prick around top of dough with a fork.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven 160°C/325°F/Gas 3 for about 20 minutes or until very pale in colour.
  7. Allow to set in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  8. As soon as shortbread is cold, store in an airtight tin.
  9. For biscuits, roll out mixture and cut out rounds using a 3"/7cm cutter shape. For fingers, press dough into a 7"/18cm square tin and cut into fingers after baking.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Top with fresh cream and strawberries
  • Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream
  • Perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee
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