Thursday, 10 December 2009

Butter Shortbread

This is my mum's recipe and the cornflour seems to give it a lighter texture

4oz plain flour
2oz cornflour
2oz caster sugar
4oz butter

Sieve the flour and cornflour together. Add the sugar then rub in the butter. The mixture will be very crumbly to start with but continue rubbing in with your fingers until it clings together in heavy lumps. Or alternatively whizz all the ingredients togetgher in a food processor.

Turn onto a board or working surface that has been lightly floured with either cornflour or ordinary plain flour knead the mixture together lightly. Roll into a circle, or press into a shortbread pan/mould or baking tin. Prick all over the top with a fork mark into portions suitable to the pan you are using (you might choose slices, or wedges. If using the circle flute the edge by pinching and moulding the edge.

Bake in a moderate oven for 30 to 35 minutes until the shortbread is cooked but not browned. Leave on baking tray/pan/mould to cool for about 10 to 12 minutes. Then turn out or lift off the circle with a fish slice and place carefully on a wire rack to cool.


  1. Sounds delicious as always. I hope you're doing well, I haven't had the time to go about and visit everyone as usual. Take care, ER

  2. Hi,

    A bit late, but thanks ever so much for your last comment on my blog, good ideas that I'll keep in mind. I too would much rather give any sort of natural treatment/remedy a try . . . really, really don't like taking 'man made' concoctions prescription or not! Often think I'm taking my life into my hands with just a paracetamol, lol.

    It was awfully nice of you to spend such time on the comment, I honestly appreicate it, the advice and the help - it improved my spirits immensely that day! *H*

    (Had to sign in with google as the claimID site was down, but it IS me, lol)

  3. Hi P-

    Me back . . . AGAIN! lol

    I wanted to wish you and your loved ones - those furry and not (lol) - a lovely and Happy Christmas. Enjoy and stay well *H*

  4. Hi Kadeeae

    Will come back to you shortly as the books I use are buried in my book wardrobe upstairs, but will come back to you I promise.

    Here's wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and prosperous New Year

    Tricia (aka Pattypan)


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