Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lemon Shortbread

Shortbread has always been one of my favourite biscuits to eat because of its buttery flavour yet crumbly texture.
However, I’ve never really tried making shortbread before so decided to give this a go today and it turned out better than I had anticipated. 
The crumb was fine, the flavour was buttery and to top it off, it had a subtle Lemon flavour running through it.

A fresh batch of shortbread sprinkled with caster sugar
This recipe was taken from the Mcdougalls book where you can get a different book for free each year when buying their products – all you need to pay is £2.50 for postage. You can visit this page here

  • 250g plain flour
  • 175g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 Lemon
  • Caster sugar for decoration


    1) Sift the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs 

    2) Stir in the sugar and Lemon zest

    3) Knead well to form a smooth dough

    4) Roll the dough into a cylinder, wrap in cling film and pop it into the fridge to chill until firm

    5) Preheat oven to fan 150°C/ conventional 170°C / Gas 3

    6) Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or grease with butter and slice the dough into 1cm thick circles.

    7) Bake for 30 minutes until golden


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