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Sunday, 16 June 2013

/ food / lemon shortbread

Shortbread is technically my sisters forte, but I thought I would share with you a twist on the usual recipe. 

170g butter (room temperature)
60g icing sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
200g plain flour
1 Tbsp demerara sugar 
An oven heated to 170C
Greased pans, pick a shape - we used 10cm circular ones (twice!)

Now what?
Cream all the butter and icing sugar then add the lemon juice. Gradually add the flour and zest, keeping a creamy consistency. If it looks too dry add a splash of milk.

Divide the dough and add to the pans. Score the dough into however many pieces as you like (6-8 is good). 
Bake for around 20-25 minutes until golden and slightly firm.

You will then need to remove from the pan and cut fully through the biscuit. Place on a cooling rack and sprinkle with the demerara sugar.

Enjoy! They go especially well with strawberries and a cuppa!


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