Love Lemon Shortbread…

“There’s a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is,

and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing.”

-Sean Connery

Actually, at Christmas I alway seem to get a tartan tin of shortbread as a gift, which is traditional and great, but I must admit, it is so satisfying to make your own. Shortbread dough is versatile and lends itself to many melt-in-your mouth variations, like this lovely Lemon Shortbread.

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Only a few ingredients needed for the basic dough.

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The icing sugar creams quickly with the soft butter.

Ingredients:

  • 250g butter
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g corn flour
  • 125g icing sugar
  • Grated zest of 1-2 unwaxed lemons
  • Demerara sugar for decoration

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Fold in, then mix the dry ingredients with the creamed sugar.

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Roll the dough log in demerara sugar, cling film, then chill.

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Cut the chilled dough into slices.

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC/gas mark 3
  2.  Cream soft butter and the sugaring a mixing bowl.
  3. Sieve both flours, then fold in with the lemon zest, mixing well to form a dough.
  4. Roll the dough into 2 logs, then roll in demerara sugar.
  5. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  6. Cut into discs and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, until light brown in colour.

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Leave to cool and firm up.

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To serve, dust with icing sugar and some fresh raspberries.

These are shortbread biscuits great on their own or perfect with creamy desserts.

Frances ☺

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