makes about 10 slices
If you use a mould to shape the shortbread, rather than baking it in a tin, dust it with ground rice, before pressing in the uncooked mixture; then tap it out gently, and chill for an hour before bak
ing. Plastic ones should be brushed with oil.
Pinch bicarbonate of soda
100g caster sugar
240g (1 packet) butter
Pinch demerara sugar
Grease, line base of
20cm. Square tin.
Sift together flour, bicar
bonate, and cornflour.
Add sugar; melt butter, and combine.
Press dough into tin, prick surface with fork, sprin
kle with demerara.
Bake on shelf below cen
tre of oven for 45 minutes at Gas Mark 3/325F, 160C.
Mark into pieces a tin while still hot, but allow to cool completely before remov
ing and serving.