Perfect Shortbread

Perfect Shortbread

Perfect Shortbread

Recipe by The Milestone Hotel & Residences


  • 340g plain/all-purpose flour

  • 95g caster sugar

  • 250g butter

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt


  • Place the butter into the freezer for a few hours before starting to make the shortbread.
  • Grate the frozen butter and mix with the dry ingredients.
  • Mix the butter, flour and salt together until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs (don’t over mix).
  • Line a square 23cm pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture, pressing down slightly to flatten the top (it should be about 3cm high).
  • Bake at 120°C for 55 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with a little sugar when it comes out of the oven. Let the shortbread cool completely before cutting (overnight is best).


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