The Best Hand Mixed Shortbread Biscuits

Home 9 Enriched Dough 9 The Best Hand Mixed Shortbread Biscuits

The simplest things are often the best. 

This shortbread biscuit recipe is fool proof, and the result is just as good, if not better than ones made with a mixer. The trick here is to really cream the butter with the sugar. This will give the biscuits a light texture. Setting them in the fridge with prevent them from spreading out whilst baking.

Ingredients

300g (10.5oz) white flour

200g (7.1oz) soft butter

100g (3.5oz) caster sugar, plus extra sugar for dusting.

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150C (300F) no fan.
  2. Cream the softened butter and sugar until soft and smooth.
  3. Add the flour and work in until combined.
  4. Roll out to around 1.5cm (0.6in) and cut into desired shape.
  5. Chill in fridge for around 30 minutes or until set.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Once baked sprinkle with caster sugar. Don’t worry about sprinkling too much sugar because you will shake it off after the biscuits have cooled down.

Let cool down and enjoy!

Watch the video here

Understanding the principles of bread making will let you be in complete control every time you make bread. It will reduce the failure rate and turn you into an even more confident home baker.

I highly recommend you check out the Learning page where I have detailed, easy to understand explanations on each step of the bread baking process and the principles behind it. You can find all the equipment I use and recommend in the Shop (UK) & Shop (US) pages.

Show/Hide Comments (0 comments)
L

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Posts

How to Make Better Than Ever Sticky Buns!

How to Make Better Than Ever Sticky Buns!

These things are seriously naughty! I actually never even knew what a sticky bun was until recently. And I guess I had been missing out. And if you have never tried them, then this will be a perfect...

read more
A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.