GINGER SHORTBREAD

Ellen Bales

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This traditional shortbread is made even more delicious with ginger icing poured over it while still warm.
Recipe: Traditional Scottish Cookery
Photo: mantellis.com


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 pinch
salt
1/2 c
butter, cold
1/4 c
sugar

FOR THE GINGER ICING:

3 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
butter
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the flour and salt in a bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and knead into a smooth ball.
2
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Place in a greased and lined 8-inch pan.
3
Bake on the lower shelf of a preheated 300-degree oven for about one hour or until pale golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
4
FOR THE ICING: Blend all the ingredients together in a sauce pan until melted and smooth.
5
Pour over the warm shortbread and leave it to set. When completely cooled, cut into slices and enjoy with a nice cuppa tea.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian