Shortbread - a classic

Shortbread is very easy to make
Shortbread is very easy to make

I love shortbread and bake some myself on a frequent basis.

Just add a cuppa (coffee/tea) and you're good to go. :-)


Shortbread traditionally consists of three parts flour, two parts butter and one part sugar. It comes in different shapes such as "fingers" or "petticoat tails" and you can find it in any Scottish supermarket. In Aberlour, the well-known manufacturer Walkers has a factory sale.

Shortbread recipe

My shortbread recipe is a little bit different, but I really like it.
 PLEASE NOTE: As I am based in Germany, my recipe has grams and Celsius temperatures.




450 g flour (including one third rice flour)

250 g salted butter

150 g caster sugar



1) Pre-heat oven to 180° C
2) Cream butter and sugar together until light
3) Spread dough approx. 1 cm thick on a tin and pierce evenly with a fork
4) Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until shortbread turns golden
5) Cut into pieces while still warm and store in a tin 
If you don't have any rice flour just put some rice into a grinder/mortar and make your own
(I use a coffee grinder).


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