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Easy Shortbread

Shortbread might be one of my favourite treats - it's super simple to make, and really easy to make spectacular with one or two additions!


I added 3 chopped up Crunchie bars to this shortbread, but my go to is normal milk chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chunks and dried cranberries - I don't think there is anything that you could add to shortbread that wouldn't make it even more delicious! Lemon zest; cocoa powder; chopped hazelnuts; chocolate chips; anything you can think of!


I'd love to see your flavour combinations - and please let me know how well they work!




Easy Shortbread


Ingredients:

225g plain flour

120g chilled butter

50g caster sugar

Optional: A handful of chocolate chips/dried fruit/chopped chocolate bars


Method:

1. Combine flour, sugar and butter in a bowl.


2. Rub in the butter with your fingers, until the texture resembles sand, and when you squeeze the crumbs together, they stick into a dough.


3. Mould into a dough, and turn out onto a large piece of clingfilm.


4. Shape the dough into a sausage, using your hands and the clingfilm to help. Try to get the dough as smooth as possible into a cylinder shape.


5. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours, or in the freezer for 15 minutes.


6. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (160ºC Fan/Gas Mark 4).


7. Slice the dough into rounds approximately 2cm thick. Arrange on a baking tray with plenty of space between each biscuit, and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.


Please don't forget to share your pictures of your bakes - I'm @misshelensbakes on Instagram and Twitter, and would love to see what you make!

Happy baking!

Miss Helen x

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