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Shortbread – Buttery biscuits melting in your mouth


Oct 23, 2021

Experience melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness with this easy shortbread recipe. Not only is this recipe super easy but within 30 minutes you can have the tastiest biscuits ready to add to your teatime table.

With a few simple ingredients, you can easily whip these buttery bites together. Not only is this recipe very quick to prepare but the result is truly tempting. This recipe is enough for 24 servings but if you have ever enjoyed these shortbread biscuits before, you will know that it is better to prepare a double batch.

Leave one prepared batch for the family to enjoy and keep the other one safely somewhere to bring out when the first batch has been enjoyed. Everyone will be delighted to know that there is still another batch to indulge in.

So, next time you wonder which biscuits to prepare, look no further than this shortbread recipe. It is the ultimate teatime bite. If you love this recipe as much as we do, let us know in the comments section of this recipe.

Shortbread recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Nomfundo Hlubi
Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy




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250 g butter

110 g Icing sugar

330 g cake flour

1 teaspoon vanilla essence


Preheat the oven to 180°C.Grease a 30cm x 23 cm tray.Using an electric beater, cream together butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.Add vanilla.Add sifted flour and mix.Dough might look crumbly; it will come together when squeezing it with your hands.Place dough in tray and flatten out using your hands to fill out the tray.Poke holes using a fork.Bake at 180°C for 12 – 15 minutes. Until golden brown.Sprinkle castor sugar on top and slice into rectangles while still warm.Allow to cool completely before serving.


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