Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Shortbread Recipe

Shortbread Photo : Jack ie Cameron

Photo : Jackie Cameron

Shortbread Recipe

After the feast, coffee with shortbread is the perfect final touch. Shortbread, known by many to have originated in Scotland, is traditionally made in a round shape and cut from the centre in wedges. This symbolises the sun, a relic of the ancient New Year cake.

Yields: about 45 Portions

Ingredients :

200ml Sugar

470 g Salted Butter

5 cups All Purpose Flour

½ cup Castor Sugar (Estelle, half a cup)

Method :

1) Cream the sugar and butter very well

2) Add the sifted flour

3) Knead well and press into tin (30 x 36cm) making sure the shortbread mixture covers the base

4) Dock or prick the shortbread very well all over

5) Put in the oven and bake at 160 ˚C for about 35 minutes or until cooked

6) Remove from the oven and sprinkle the shortbread with castor sugar.While still hot cut into squares

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jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713