How to Make Shortbread

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How to Make Shortbread

Ingredients:

250g butter at room temperature 

125g caster sugar 

1 egg (yolk for the shortbread, white for brushing around the outside)

1 tbsp vanilla bean paste 

375g plain flour 

2 tbsp white sugar 

2 tbsp soft brown sugar 

Method:

Place the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat together with a spoon. 

Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix. 

Finally, fold in the flour carefully making sure not to over mix. 

Turn the mixing bowl over to spill out the mixture, then using the warmth of your hands press the dough together to form a log shape. 

Place the shortbread into the fridge for 30 minutes, then brush with the remaining egg white and sprinkle over the two sugars to create a crisp sugar coating. 

Return the shortbread to the fridge for 30 minutes, then slice into 1cm thick portions and bake in a pre-heated oven 160c for 12 -15 minutes. 

Products Used:

Taylor Pro Touchless TARE Digital Dual 14.4Kg Kitchen Scale

MasterClass Smart Space Space-Saving 5-in-1 Kitchen Tool Set

MasterClass Smart Stack Non-Stick 40.5cm x 31cm Baking Tray

MasterClass Smart Space Stainless Steel Three Piece Bowl Set with Colander

KitchenCraft Blue Arched Pattern Ceramic Bowls

KitchenCraft Large 25cm Wooden Pastry / Basting Brush