I am spending a bit more time baking recently in the interests of using what I have at home rather than spending money on buying snacks. So when I felt like something sweet I decided to make a batch of shortbread biscuits. They were just what I needed to satisfy my sweet tooth and the recipe which came from my Delia book is quite straight forward. The biscuits are great straight from the oven and they never seem to last very long, these were all eaten by the end of the day.
The basic recipe uses 110g butter, 50g caster sugar, 175g of plain flour. All you need to do is cream the butter, add the sugar and sifted flour and mix until it forms a paste. Then roll it out onto a sugared board and cut into the desired shape. Bake on a baking for 30 minutes on 150C/300F and leave to cool on tray. I dust mine with a little caster sugar before eating.