Traditional Shortbread Recipe

Enjoy this tried and tested shortbread recipe, handed down through the generations. A tasty, home-made gift!



  • 250 grams butter
  • 125 grams caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250 grams plain flour
  • 125 grams cornflour/rice flour or a mixture of both
  • Caster Sugar



  1. Cream together butter, sugar and salt until white and fluffy.
  2. Sieve flours and gradually add to creamed butter and sugar until all combined.
  3. Knead well on a surface dusted with cornflour.
  4. Roll out to approx ¼ inch, cut out and place shortbread fingers on
    lightly-greased oven tray.
  5. Use a wooden skewer or cocktail stick to make the decorative marks
    on the top of each finger.
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170°C for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with caster sugar and transfer to a cooling tray.


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