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Christmas Recipes: Shortbread
By Paul Curran

Traditional Scottish produce and ideal in a box or tin for a christmas gift.

Christmas recipe makes: 2 to 3 dozen
Calories per biscuit: 180-270
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Not suitable for freezing

Christmas recipe ingredients:

All these recipe ingredients must be at room temperature.

Christmas recipe instructions:

  1. Mix the sugar and butter until a creamy and fluffy consistency. Mix together the salt, rice flour and flour. Now blend with the creamy mixture and mix until it is breadcrumb like.

  2. Take some mixture in your hand and form a ball shape that can be rolled into a 2-3 inch (5-7.5 cm) tube shape. Enclose in cling film and cool till hard.

  3. Cut the tube of dough into half inch slices (10 mm) and coat the edges with the golden or granulated sugar. Bake until slightly golden at 190 degrees centigrade(gas mark 5, 375 F) for about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with caster sugar after removing from the oven.

  4. After 10 minutes transfer to a wire rack for complete cooling.

Changes you can make to the recipe:

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