Thursday, August 20, 2009

♥The Ultimate Shortbreads ♥ The best shortbreads ever ♥



When I say 'the ultimate' it means that there is no other competitor for this simple & humble basic shortbread. The recipe called it 'shortbreads' but I felt it was the 'ultimate' and hence the name :)

This recipe is from a book which my grandmother handed over to me...it's a fab book! This is such an easy recipe and you need nothing more than just 3 ingredients!
But let me warn you ahead...if you are planning to make this for your loved ones be prepared to make it for them every now and then . I made that mistake sometime back :D
Ultimate Shortbread
Recipe adapted from The Cookery Year by Readers Digest

Ingredients:

Flour:125 g
Rice flour: 25 g
Butter:100g
Salt:a pinch
Caster Sugar:50 g

Method:
  • Sift flour,rice flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Add sugar & grate butter taken straight from the fridge into the dry ingredients ( I keep butter in the freezer for easy handling )
  • Work the mixture with fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Press the mixture into a 7" straight sided tin* and level the top.
  • Prick it with fork all over and mark it into 8, cutting through to the base.
  • Chill it for one hour and then bake in the centre of the oven at 180 degrees for 1 hour or until pale straw coloured.
  • Cool it in tin and then over the wire rack and break it into wedges.

* I have been using a round tin for a while so for a change used a rectangular tin and cut them into bars.
Warning!! This recipe yields high satisfaction & addiction! But it's good to surrender to it once in a while ;)



14 Comments:

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Yum... They sure look amazing!! Better than the espresso chocolate ones?? I was planning on making those soon!

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..they look so chic Ria..tied with a satin ribbon..:)

I agree with Avanika..still to try your espresso shortbread and you post this..:).

Let me repeat..it looks too good..:)

Smitha said...

You are a DIVA when it comes to baking. I find myself bookmarking 95% of ur recipes.Girl u rock! Love ur pics. Love that u added some rice flour to the recipe. WOuld love to give this a try.

Maria said...

beautiful pics Ria!! one more recipe to try :) The recipe looks so easy and simple...will def give it a try :)

Pooja said...

they look so cute n cool ria ! wud love to have a greedy bite !

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

snap is awesome..... :)
fst snap is just wonderful...and the way u tied it with ribbon..wonderful Ria... :)

Parita said...

Cookies look awesome, love your new outlook too , looks elegant :)

Divya Kudua said...

Love the new look of your blog..:)

Divya Vikram said...

Your recipes makes my bookmarked list growing!! These look too perfect!

Divya Vikram said...

Your recipes makes my bookmarked list growing!! These look too perfect!

Abhilash said...

Sorry to say... but this layout looks less attractive and does not match with your pictures...

claire said...

Yummmmm...I love shortbread!

Michelle said...

OH MY...the rice flour would make the shortbreads so good! Can't wait to try this recipe!

Sanjana said...

Hi Ria, this is such a beautiful recipe, presented in an immaculate fashion. Very pretty. Great work as always!

-Sanjana (KO Rasoi)

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