GINGER SHORTBREAD

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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

How to Make GINGER SHORTBREAD

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.

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About GINGER SHORTBREAD

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



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