this is the only shortbread recipe I ever use now,the organic semolina gives this shortbread the most amazing crunch and texture,in the pictures I have decorated them with snowflakes as no Christmas is complete without it and with its long life span it is ideal for Christmas gifts and hampers
Ingredients for shortbread
175 g butter (I prefer salted)
75 g caster sugar
175 g plain flour (again I like the shipton mill soft cake and pastry one)
75 g of semolina (again I like the shipton mill organic , it's far superior to supermarket versions)
sprinkles and 1 box of royal icing sugar
Place the flour and sugar in a food processor and whizz out the lumps. Tip in both the sugar and the butter, then whizz until mixture comes together.
Give a brief knead until smooth then roll out to 1 cm thick.
Cut shapes with a template or cutters.
Heat oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4.
Bake for 10-15 mins then decorate with royal icing and sprinkles.
Added by: Annaliese Jacques
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