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Shortcake Biscuits

These shortcake biscuits are delicious yet they are simple to prepare with this simple recipe. Make sure the butter is soft.


  • 6oz plain flour (about 175g)
  • 4oz softened butter (110g)
  • 2oz caster sugar (60g)


Preheat the oven to 180⁰C (350⁰F or Gas 4)

Place the flour in a mixing bowl, rub in the soft butter, add the sugar and gradually bring the whole mixture together into a dough. It is best to mix by hand than using a food processor. Resist the temptation to add water to the mixture if it seems dry. Cover the dough with cling film and rest in a cool place for 20mins.

Roll the dough out to about ¼inch (½cm) thick and cut into shapes or rounds – this quantity of ingredients makes about 8 large or 16 small biscuits.

Bake the biscuits in the oven for 6 to 10mins or until a pale gold in colour. Dust with more of the caster sugar whilst still warm. Cool on a wire rack.

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