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Ladies someone asked me on an earlier post did I have any recipe for Shortbread, this is really simple and tastes delicious fresh out of the oven with a cup of tea or coffee. : ) 125g Plain Cream Flou
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My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/18/2013 1:49 PM EDT
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Ladies someone asked me on an earlier post did I have any recipe for Shortbread, this is really simple and tastes delicious fresh out of the oven with a cup of tea or coffee. : )

125g Plain Cream Flour
50g Corn Flour
125g Butter (softened)
50g Caster Sugar

Ok so

1. Beat your butter and sugar together until creamed.

2. Add cornflour and plain flour and mix gently until a dough has formed.

3. Use your fingertips to form the dough into a ball, and lightly kneed if you have to.

4. Press the dough into a greased 8inch round tin or a sandwich tin.

5. Dot around the top of dough with a fork.

6. Bake in a pre heated oven at 325degrees for about 20 minutes or until it is a pale colour.

7. Allow to set in tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire wrack to cool.

****For biscuits , then roll out the dough , and use cookie cutters etc to cut into shapes then transfer to a greased tray for same amount of time. ****

Store in an airtight container. 

Enjoy ladies.






Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/18/2013 1:52 PM EDT
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 Hi Stacey! Like your recipes but I'm one of the old folks that still goes by the old measures in cups and spoons. :(

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/18/2013 4:00 PM EDT
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Stacey, I would love this recipe, but I'm one of the old timers who doesn't know grams nor do I know cream flour.  Can you help this old lady??

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/18/2013 8:21 PM EDT
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Sounds good - thank you!

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/18/2013 11:05 PM EDT
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 Ok I looked on yahoo cream flour is just plain white flour and castor sugar is a British term for fine sugar I looked up the equivalents to the measurements.

125 gm of flour = 1 cup

50 gm. corn flour is = 1/2 cup sifted

125 gm. butter is = 5/8 cup

50 gm. castor sugar = 1/4 cup

If I'm wrong please correct this.I might want to bake this if I can find corn flour here.

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 7:50 AM EDT
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 it sounds great.

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 7:50 AM EDT
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 it sounds great.

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 7:51 AM EDT
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   I sounds very good .

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 8:17 AM EDT
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Thanks for the recipe and the information.

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 8:28 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.:
 Ok I looked on yahoo cream flour is just plain white flour and castor sugar is a British term for fine sugar I looked up the equivalents to the measurements. 125 gm of flour = 1 cup 50 gm. corn flour is = 1/2 cup sifted 125 gm. butter is = 5/8 cup 50 gm. castor sugar = 1/4 cup If I'm wrong please correct this.I might want to bake this if I can find corn flour here.
Posted by gale g


have you thought about    masa harina  ?
it's a corn flour available here in the flour aisles in all stores around here
it's what you make tamales    and  tortillas from
may be in the mexican food section if not in the baking aisles

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 10:19 AM EDT
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Sorry ladies, I'll post in US measurments the next time, cornflour is basically just finely ground corn meal, if that helps any bit. I must convert my irish measurements into US measurements asap! :)

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 10:48 AM EDT
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thank you

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 3:43 PM EDT
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Thank you.
I will try this this weekend.
And I will drag out my scale to make it just to be authentic!
But to be "practical" I will take Gales conversions and write them next to the recipe that I have just copied.

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 3:44 PM EDT
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Pretty sure the term Corn Four is what we would call cornstarch.
 I see that often in shortbread recipes.
It takes the place of flour but the cornstarch has no gluten that would make the shortbread tough.

Ok I just saw the note about cornflour.  It would be very fine corn meal, as fine as flour.  Again used because it has no gluten.

Re: My Quick Irish Shortbread.

posted at 3/19/2013 5:30 PM EDT
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 Thank you Stacey! Now back to making some shortbread!  :)

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