Saturday, 18 October 2014

Flo's shortbread

The first thing that caught my eye about this recipe was not that fact that it was yummy buttery shortbread, but because the recipe belonged to someone called Flo.  I imagine her in her floury pinny making this for "best" or for treats, and would serve it lovingly laid out on a tray with her best china.

Maybe, who knows.  But I made this the other day to add to the tins on a quiet day when everyone else was at work, school and kindy...........bliss.

For once I didn't go overboard with the butter.  BUT, I should have as the mixture was really crumbly.  Hence why the mixture was put in a slice tin and not rolled and cut into rounds.  I researched other recipes and they used around 250g of butter so I will do the same next time. 

Though even with the quantities of ingredients I used it was delicious and had the unmistakable shortbread smell and taste.

So pop your pinnies on and get baking!  I think Flo would be proud.

Flo's Shortbread

You will need:

1/2 lb (225g) Butter (room temperature) - I will add a little more next time
1 cup Icing Sugar
1 1/2 cups Cornflour
1 cup Flour
Pinch Salt


Beat butter and icing sugar together with electric beater until smooth.  Fold in sifted flours and salt until combined.  Roll into a log, then sit it in fridge for no more than 10 minutes.  Cut into rounds (or if like me, your mix is too crumbly, throw it into a slice tin).  Place rounds onto greased oven tray and bake at 300F (150C) for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!  Even more delicious when washed down with a cup of tea.


  1. Oh this looks super short and yummy. I probably shouldn't make any! Have a great weekend. x

  2. I can smell that distinctive buttery aroma from here! X

  3. I thought it was referencing Flo Bjelke-Peteson, wife of previous Qld Premier, Jo. She was famous for her pumpkin scones and cooking old school style.

  4. Shortbread really is so delicious isn't it!! I loved all the pretty things that you won in the giveaway that you shared in your last post, such a kind and generous parcel that has found its spiritual home with you for sure!! xx

  5. Shortbread is one of my weaknesses! :)


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