Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The best Shortbread recipe

Everyone has a favourite recipe. This is one I always go back to. It's never failed and so far no-one that's tried it hasn't not liked it. I cut this out of a newspaper several years ago. It's simply titled Elsie's Shortbread. 

To make this you will need:
  • 250g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
Heat the oven to 150 degrees celsius. Cream the butter and icing sugar, then mix in the flour and cornflour until combined.

On a floured surface roll out the dough to about 1cm thick. Cut into fingers or use a biscuit cutter for other shapes. Place on a lined oven tray and chill for 15 mins.

Bake at 150 degrees for 15-20 mins. Turn the oven down to 130 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes. You want the shortbread to be a pale golden colour - not brown. Cool on the tray. These will keep for about a week in an airtight container, but they don't usually last that long here!


  1. My mouth is salivating at the thought of these!! Yummy

    1. Even my picky teenager loves this shortbread!