Butter shortbread recipe

1lb plain flour

12oz butter

6oz caster sugar

pinch of salt

Cream the butter and sugar together then add the flour and knead until it forms a pliable ‘dough’.

Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and use any cutter you like to cut your shortbread into approx. half- inch thick shapes.

Sprinkle with sugar, place on a greased baking tray and bake for roughly an hour at gas mark 2 or 150 degrees until they are light or golden brown. They will feel slightly soft to touch but will firm up on the cooling rack when you take them out.