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Friday, 11 January 2008

Best Scottish Almond Shortbread

Best Scottish Almond Shortbread.

6 oz Flour
2 oz Cornflour
5 oz Butter
1 oz Ground almonds
3 oz Caster sugar

Set oven to 350F or Mark 4. Grease a baking sheet.
Cream the butter in a mixing bowl. Sift together the
flour and cornflour and add, with the almonds and
sugar, to the butter. Work the ingredients together
with the hands. Turn out on to a very lightly floured
surface and finish kneading until the dough is smooth.
Roll the dough into two rounds each 1/4 inch thick.
Prick well with a fork and mark each circle into six
triangles. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for
about 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before
cutting and then place on a wire rack to finish
cooling. Serves 4. Best Scottish Cooking.

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