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Rosemary Shortbread

This is a traditional recipe Nan Fran got from a friend the rosemary can be replaced by lavender for a similar herby floral effect.

The biscuits are sweet and savoury and delicious with a cup of tea.


Ingredients for Rosemary Shortbread:

  • 8 ounces flour
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces of sugar
  • 1 ounce of dried rosemary (finely chopped)
  • Baking tray and biscuit cutter

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Method for Rosemary Shortbread

  • Sift the flour into a large bowl
  • Add the butter in small chunks and begin to work it in with your fingers
  • Now add the sugar and rosemary and keep on working the mixture
  • Form a ball out of the mixture, if it is too crumbly add a little bit more butter, if it is not dry enough add a little flour, now put the ball in some cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Roll the mixture out on a floured surface until it is half a centimetre thick
  • Cut your biscuits from the mixture and put them on a floured baking tray
  • Use a fork to prick each biscuit and sprinkle a little sugar on top
  • Put the biscuits in the middle of the oven at 150 degrees for 25 minutes, check the biscuits at 15 minutes to check that they are baking ok.
  • Now it’s time to enjoy the best part and eat your biscuits.