Almond Shortbread

I have never made shortbread before, I don’t know why, as it really is the easiest thing ever, and tastes great.

I was making afternoon tea for my mum and big sister (and I) to eat whilst watching the mens finals at Wimbledon.  One of the items was the shortbread.

I crashed and banged about in the Kitchen, neither mum or my sister knew quite what I was doing, until I came out with my home made afteroon tea set on a homemade cake stand.  I was really chuffed with the reaction!  A bit of effort for a great reward.

Ingredients

150g Softened butter
210g plain flour
60g icing sugar
75g ground almonds

 

Method

Set the oven at 180oC
In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together
sift in the ground almonds, sugar and flour
gently with your hands kneed it all together to make a ball

put in the fridge for 30 minutes

with a rolling pin or your hands flatten so it is 5mm thick

either use a cutter for round or a knife to square shapes.
Place onto a baking sheet
Place in the over for 10-12 minutes, until slightly browned.
Allow to cool

And Eat!! 

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