This is a variation on Grandma Bennet's recipe and is a simple, scaleable mix that tastes terrific - suitable as gift (because it is so nice and fairly quick to make).
Ingredients (a simple lesson in PROPORTIONAL WEIGHTS)
...so, in human friendly terms: 70g of sugar + 125g of butter + 200g of flour (125g of butter is a ¼ of a pat, so is a useful measure)
This shortbread is simple to make, requires few ingredients or talent to make, tastes like shortbread used to taste and is great with tea/coffee and is guaranteed to contain no calories unless you actually eat it.
SAFE for people with a GLUTEN INTOLERANCE if you substitute GLUTEN-FREE flour - in fact it is shorter and just as nice.
If the mixture is a little dry, add a little more butter until it is a nice pliable dough - avoid water or eggs as this mix tastes terrific without.
AVOID the temptation to try to make this with MARGARINE - lord knows what goes into margarine but these days it's moisture content [yes, it contains water] is too high and it's flavour is all wrong.
NOT Suitable for microwaving. Let it cool completely before
you eat it - it's texture improves as it cools off and if you leave it to cool on the trays, it is a little chewy also as opposed to just being short.
Kid Friendly - this mixture is adaptable enough to mess with quite considerably - add pecans or chopped glace cherries if you like them, cut holes in the shapes you have made and stuff the holes with smashed boiled sweets - they melt and form "stained glass" patterns in the biscuits which looks terrific (clear sweets melt the best).
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