Thursday, 22 October 2009

Buttery Shortbread

DONT make these, if you're trying to loose weight .. because one is not enough, and the more you eat, the more the weighing machine will complain :))

This is what you need:

1 cup or 227 gms butter, at room temperature
1 cup or 200 gms sugar
2 and half cups, or 350 gms flour
2 tsp vanilla sugar

Do this:

1- melt the butter on LOW heat, until just melted

2- add to sugar and beat really well

3- add vanilla and flour, and just mix in, with a spatula.. even if it does look a bit wet, dont add more flour as this will not give u the crumbly texture

4- pat into two forms, of any shape, and flatten evenly. With a sharp knife, cut serving pieces, but dont separate them. This is just so u have an approximate line, when u cut after baking

5- bake in preheated oven, for 15 minutes or less - u want the top to be golden and the base to be just browning..

6- remove from oven and cut immediately - if u let them cool down before, they will break. So cut the squares or shapes that u want and let them cool down for at least 10 minutes, before u lift them out and put them on a wire rack

7- store in airtight jar, far away from your reach... just look at them and sigh :))


  1. Delicious!!!! i am one of the biggest fans of short bread and keep longing for them each time my friends comes from London to bring some with :)

    Yes i did make them at home but exactly of the "high flammable" reason i just enjoy looking at nice recipes like this one here :) Wonderfulllllllll!!!!!!

  2. my dear u added no baking powder, and they were still soft and puffyy???
    also only 2tsp sugar and 2tsp vanilla essence( am i right)????
    please calrify.
    i want to make this simple and lovely recepie for my boys.
    love u

  3. I'm so sorry - I've missed this comment somehow. Yes, I added no baking powder to it. The 1 cup of sugar is the main sugar and then 2 tsp vanilla sugar. Or, 1 tbls vanilla essence.I do hope you see this answer. I'm sorry again, for having missed it.


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