Rainy day baking

We were planning on using our new paddling pool for the first time today but the rainy weather meant our plans were put on hold. Instead we made shortbread biscuits which are fab for Z and E as the recipe is so simple.

Ingredients (makes 14 fingers)
300g unsalted butter, softened
135g soft brown sugar
420g plain flour - sifted
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
20cm square baking tin - lined with baking paper

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add half the sifted flour and salt and mix thoroughly before adding the other half and mixing.
Pour into a the baking tin and prick witih a fork all over.
Place tin in the fridge for 15 minutes and meanwhile heat the oven to 170c.
Bake for 45 mins until golden.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the caster sugar. Whilst still warm cut into fingers.


  1. Those look so delicious - melt in the mouth shortbread. Yum! X

  2. yum - love shortbread & those look really good x

  3. I love shortbread. I've just made this evening Nigella's breton flan which tastes just like shortbread. I could have eaten the whole lot!

  4. Yum, shortbread is always a favorite in our house.

  5. Thank you for this recipe, I think I might make it with the girls this weekend, it will be great for a wet afternoon activity here. Plus, I love shortcake! :)


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