Recipe: Shortbread Biscuits

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Super snack, great favourite with young and old alike.


  • 6 oz. (150g) plain flour
  • 4 oz. (100g) butter or margarine
  • 2 oz. (50g)castor sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350F, Gas Mark 4, 180C
    2. Sieve together the flour and baking powder
    3. Rub the butter into the flour and add the sugar
    4. Add the beaten egg yolk to the flour mixture and knead into a stiff dough
    5. On a lightly floured board, roll the dough out rather thinly
    6. Cut into biscuits and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes

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