JILL BAKES | Traditional buttery shortbread
If you are like me, shortbread is definitely not just for Christmas... the simple enjoyment of sitting down with a cup of tea or coffee accompanied with a piece of homemade shortbread is a pleasure to be gladly enjoyed.
Below is a proper ‘old-school’ traditional buttery shortbread recipe, passed down through generations. Enjoy!
Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)
County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer
TRADITIONAL BUTTERY SHORTBREAD
Makes about 40 biscuits
110g caster sugar
140g self raising flour
110g plain flour
• Preheat the oven to 170 degrees (150 fan).
• Cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer until light in colour.
• Sieve in the flours and mix to combine.
• Flour your work surface and roll out until the biscuit dough is about 1cm thick.
• Cut out your biscuit shapes using a cutter of your choice and place onto a baking tray.
• Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for half an hour before baking.
• Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes - they should still be a very pale golden-brown. Set on a wire rack to cool.
The shortbread will keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
MEET JILL STEWART
Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is both a Foodie and a Dietician, who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.
Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with almost 9,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.
As a Registered Dietitian, Jill is passionate about inspiring people to enjoy eating healthily, by showing that eating well doesn’t have to boring.
Proving that Dietitians aren’t the ‘food police’, Jill is a believer in moderation and that all foods can be enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet.
The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.
Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine
Head over INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!