I think I got this out of a Co-operative magazine.

Mr B's grandma loved shortbread which is more of a Scottish thing but she was from Durham.


Serves: 12 Time: 30 minutes


100g unsalted butter, softened

60g caster sugar, plus a little extra for decorating

1 tsp vanilla extract

150g plain flour

25g cornflouer

Pinch of baking powder


1. Preheat oven to 180˚C (Gas Mark 4).

2. Line baking tray with greaseproof paper.

3. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla extract.

4. Mix in other ingredients and roll into a ball.

5. Place on baking tray and flatten into a round of 20cm diameter.

6. Score it with 12 triangles, pinprick lightly with fork and bake for 15-20 minutes.

7. Cut into triangles while warm.
All the Best!

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