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Lemon Shortbread

Serves: 16 triangles / Preparation time: 10 minutes / Cooking time: 20-25 minutes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof and baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar, zest and vanilla together until fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix to make a dough.
  3. Divide into 2, shape 1 piece into a circle and flatten until 20cm in  diameter. Repeat with the other half. Score each one into 8 triangles and crimp the edges. Prick with a fork and chill for 5 minutes.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with caster sugar and leave to cool slightly, then cut into triangles while still warm.

You will need:

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Finely grated lemon or lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour
  • 50g cornflour
  • Small pinch baking powder

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