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Classic Shortbread – Cake Recipe

  • Making time 30 minutes
  • Preparation time 15 minutes


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 125g rice flour
  • Pinch of salt

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  1. Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl or a food processor until pale and creamy. Sift in the flour, rice flour and salt then mix or process briefly until the ingredients just come together.
  2. Transfer to a work surface and knead lightly to form a soft dough, shape into a disc, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough in half and roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface to a 20 cm round. Transfer to 2 ungreased baking sheets, score each round with a sharp knife, marking it into 8 equal wedges, prick with a fork and use your fingers to flute the edges.
  4. Sprinkle over a little caster sugar and bake in a preheated oven, 1900C, set timer for 20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and, while still hot, cut into wedges through the score marks, leave to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.