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Miss Liddie Weldon’s Shortbread Recipe

January 21st, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1lbbutter, softened
  2. 3cupsflour
  3. 1cuppowdered sugar
  4. 3/4cupcornstarch
  5. 1tablespoon freshginger juice
  6. 2tablespoonsground ginger
  7. 3/4cupcandied ginger

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together all ingredients in mixture, maybe take up to 5 minutes of steady working.
  3. While you work the dough, it is helpful to ling a little Scottish song- the shortbread depends on this for it’s authenticity.
  4. Pat into two 3-inch cirles that are 1-inch thick, or shape it however you want.
  5. Prick it all over to keep it from rising too much.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the dough relax.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce oven tempurature to 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Remove from the over and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  9. If baked in rounds, cut into wedges.

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