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Making Homemade Shortbread Biscuits

Today we’re embarking on a delightful journey to create homemade shortbread biscuits reminiscent of the iconic Walkers of Scotland.

With only three simple ingredients, this recipe is not only easy but also a joy to make by hand. So, let’s dive in and discover how to craft these delectable treats.

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsalted butter
  • Caster sugar (or your preferred sugar)
  • Pinch of salt

Mixing the Dough

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and room temperature Aussie butter, cubing the butter into the flour.
  2. The ratio for shortbread is simple: half the butter amount for sugar and add that to the flour. For instance, with 400g of butter, add 200g of sugar, resulting in 600g of flour.
  3. Mix the ingredients by hand or use a stand mixer until the dough comes together. Adjust with a sprinkle of flour if needed.

Shaping the Shortbread

  1. Prepare a tray with parchment paper, cutting it to fit.
  2. Press the dough into the tray, using a measuring cup to ensure an even layer.
  3. Optional: Use a pastry marker or a knife to create score lines for easy cutting later.
  4. Use a fork to create small holes in the dough for even baking.

Baking

  1. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees Celsius (fan on low).
  2. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Once out of the oven, score along the previously made lines while still warm.

Final Touch

  1. Allow the shortbread to cool for 10-15 minutes before transferring it to a rack.
  2. Once cooled, admire the perfectly light and golden shortbread biscuits with their soft and crumbly texture.

Conclusion

And there you have it – a simple yet delicious recipe for homemade shortbread biscuits. Whether you choose to make them by hand or with a mixer, the result is sure to be a delightful treat for any occasion. Enjoy your baking adventure!

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