Ingredients:makes one round of shortbread
6 oz / 175g
2 oz / 50g granulated sugar
4 oz / 100g hard margarine or butter or 75ml olive oil
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Then rub in the butter untila fine mixture or soft dough is produced - this will depend on the type ofbutter or margarine used.
Press well into a greased tray to the final thickness requiredfor the biscuits. It is much easier to make one large shortbread and scoreit before cooking than to make separate biscuits.
gas mark 2 300°F 150°C
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until light brown.
Ginger shortbread: add ½ oz or 10 g powdered gingerto the dry ingredients.
Cinnamon shortbread: add ¼ oz or 5g powdered cinnamonto the dry ingredients