Shortbread #3

Shortbread #3

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Calories: 1683
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes


  • 6 oz plain flour sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 oz butter
  • 2 oz caster sugar
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • icing sugar to dust


  • Grease and flour a baking tray. Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter, then stir in the sugar and lemon rind.
  • Lightly work the mixture together until it forms a smooth stiff ball of dough. Roll into a 20 cm (8 in) circle and place on the baking tray.
  • Pinch the edges, prick the middle all over with a fork and cut the shortbread into eight wedges. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes or until pale golden. Leave on the baking tray for a few minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

cook's tip

  • Prick biscuits evenly and decoratively with a fork before cooking to prevent them bubbling up or rising when baked. Chilling first makes a crisp, short biscuit.


Oven temperature 160°C, 325°F, gas 3
Calories: 1683 kcal
Carbohydrates: 197 g
Protein: 20 g
Fat: 94g
Saturated Fat: 59 g
Trans Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 244 mg
Sodium: 816 mg
Potassium: 359 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 60 g
Vitamin A: 2858 IU
Vitamin C: 57 mg
Calcium: 81 mg
Iron: 9 mg
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