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Shortbread fingers

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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Shortbread is a Scottish biscuit that dates back to the Medieval era. Back then it was more like an enriched bread. They also used finely ground oats were used rather than wheat because it was a staple for the poor. In the sixteenth century, shortbread came to take on the more familiar texture we have today, and it is rumoured to have been helped along by Mary Queen of Scots.

Shortbread is rich, crumbly, and comes in a variety of shapes. I think fingers are the most fun, and fit in well as a treat for the school lunchbox.

The recipe is quick and easy, so is perfect for cooking with the kids. Keep an eye on them while baking, because cooking times can vary depending on their thickness. If you have a fan oven, I would recommend using that so the biscuits at the back don't burn. If not, swap them around if they start to brown.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Makes: 15 servings

Ingredients
300g wholemeal flour
30g cornflour
220g margarine
30g 30g icing sugar
30g Truvia Sweetener (or 100g caster sugar)

Method



shortbread, shortbread fingers, shortbread biscuits


Pre-heat oven to 160 ༠C/ 140 ༠C fan/325 ༠F/3 Gas.
Cream the margarine, icing sugar, and sweetener/caster sugar till it is fluffy.



shortbread, shortbread fingers, shortbread biscuits


Fold in the flour and cornflour to form a crumbly dough.



shortbread, shortbread fingers, shortbread biscuits


Press the dough into two baking trays and prick with a fork.



shortbread, shortbread fingers, shortbread biscuits


Bake in the oven, the immediately slice before they cool down.

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