I love shortbread very much with all its buttery smell. Just imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered that there’s such a shortbread called Buckingham Palace Shortbread…..whao! It was buttery, rich, crumbly, crunchy and lovely with a layer of sugar on top. I read that this was the shortbread made for the Queen’s tea everyday. Now I think I should make this all the time…for my family and also for my friends. We can eat what the Queen eats!!
I made this shortbread for Cheah at No-Frills Recipes when I met up with her recently at Westfield, London. I thought she deserves these special cookies ….the Queen’s favourite! She and her family had it for tea at the hotel. Oh, may be the Queen was also taking her tea with these shortbread at the same time….hehe. My children said these shortbread are very delicious.
This Buckingham Palace Shortbread recipe has only 4 ingredients and is very simple and easy to make. I saw it from a holiday baking book. I think it’s similar to the Scottish shortbread.
Beat Ingredients A in a mixing bowl until light.
2C plain flour
3/4C +1T corn flour
Put both flours into a bowl and stir well with a spoon. If you like you can sieve it.
Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Spread the dough onto a lamington tin to a thickness of about 3/4 inches thick. My lamington was a little too big so I filled it to 3/4 length. Chill in the fridge for abut 30 minutes. Then bake at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes.
Once baked, sprinkle heavily with fine sugar. Wait till it’s warm, cut into desired sizes and leave in the tin to cool. Enjoy. It’s really good with tea or coffee.
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