Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Shortbread Fingers Recipe

One of my trusted recipes is Shortbread Fingers, along with the Rock Buns but lets leave them for another time.I'm sure that like me you have an old favourite recipe book that contains some of your most trusted recipes. Mine is the 39th Edition Home Recipes with Be-Ro Flour, which if memory serves me correct used to belong to my mum until I nabbed it. 
Recipe for Shortbread Fingers
Shortbread Fingers Recipe


Shortbread Fingers


250g (9oz) plain flour
75g (3oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) butter


Heat oven to 160 degrees C / 325 degrees F / Gas 3
15-20 mins
Grease a baking tray
Mix flour and sugar in a bowl, rub in butter.
Knead well to form a smooth paste.
Roll out into a rectangle, cut into fingers. 
It's traditional to decorate the top of Shortbread Fingers with fork marks. But, as I had made these for Christmas present especially for my aunt I used one of my cake decorating tools to imprint the tops with stars. 


Place on baking tray and bake in the oven until pale and golden.
Recipe for Shortbread
Shortbread Recipe
Now I could not help but sample a biscuit whilst they were still slightly warm, quality control checks are an important part in baking don't you know.  Of course I then had to also check they tasted just as delightful when they had cooled, and rest assured they were the perfect companion to have with a cup of tea.


Quality checks satisfied the Starry Shortbread was suitably gift wrapped and delivered on Christmas Eve.  I had kept a small amount in reserve, which originally were intended to also be gifts. But, I confess the giving part of the Christmas spirit failed me and they ended up being demolished on Christmas Day with the help of my brother.
Shortbread Fingers Recipe
Shortbread a Christmas Foodie Gift

8 comments:

  1. I made orange shortbread for Christmas gifts this year and really wish I'd been less generous and hung on to some of mine ;-)

    Yours look really pretty with the stars stamped on the fingers.

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  2. Love those Bero books. Your shortbread is so sweet with those stars on it.

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  3. Hey there :) just found your blog! Love shortbread fingers and i've never thought about giving them as Xmas gifts! perfect! Thx for the recipe will be following you from now on!

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  4. They look really cute all bagged up. I'm with Choclette too - the stars are very sweet!

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  5. These look lovely :) I was given a 'made with love' shortbread stamp for Christmas so I may try it out with this recipe. Don't blame you for the Christmas day sampling, think I would have myself!

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  6. Thank you all for the lovely comments about this post.
    Angela

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  7. I have several copies of the Be-ro book too! (Mum was distraught when her 60s edition was on it's last legs. When she discovered you could order new copies she went a bit mad, ordering several for herself, my grandmother and me!) It's definitely our family cookbook - my favourite is the coating cheese sauce recipe.

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