Thursday, June 26, 2008

Simply Delicious Shortbread

This is a recipe I have used time and again.. it is from The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits (Australian Women's Weekly Cookbook Series). It's an easy recipe and suitable for vegetarians too.

Here goes!!

You will need 250gms butter, softened.
2 tbsp rice flour/ground rice
2/3 cup icing sugar
2 cups plain flour.

Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Rub the butter into the mix. Turn out on to a lightly floured board or table top and knead untill smooth.

Grease a 9x9 baking tin and press the dough into the pan. Level the top with a spatula. mark squared with a blunt knife and poke lightly with the tines of a fork.

Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes at approx 170 C.
Cut while warm and let it cool after. Cut and serve with coffee. Store in an air tight tin, of course..

11 comments:

notyet100 said...

shortbread always tastes greta,..nd homemade one s are always yummy

Raaga said...

I have to try this

Rachel said...

Shortbreads are always a yummy quick fix!

Divya said...

sounds quite easy..got to try!!

Madhuram said...

Such an easy eggless recipe. Love it!

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Trupti said...

such easy and quick recipe

KALVA said...

Egllles its for me then!

Simran said...

I usually add cornstarch to my shortbread, but rice flour is such a nice idea. Good, easy recipe

Rhea Mitra Dalal said...

Hi all!! Thanks for all the comments :)

@ Simran,
from the recipes I've read Rice flour/powder seems to be essential to imparting that subtle crunch to shortbread- even in recipes with cornflour in them...
I love this recipe coz is so disgustingly easy!!
Sift, mix and bake!!

Sanhita said...

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Sunshinemom said...

This is the first time I am on your blog and love this shortbread just because I never thought of adding rice four!!! Sounds so good:)