WITH IRELAND in lockdown and people up and down the country indoors and at a loose end, it’s the perfect time to develop those culinary skills.
Certain ingredients may be in short supply, but provided you keep things relatively simple, then a raft of recipes are all just the click of a button away.
Here at the Irish Post, we’re big fans of sweet treats of every shape and size – especially Irish ones.
That’s what inspired us to take on this super-simple Irish shortbread recipe.
It’s sweet, incredibly more-ish and, best of all, requires just five basic ingredients to make.
On top of all that, they go great with a perfectly made cup of tea.
Coming courtesy of the recipe website The Life of Stuff.
Here is everything you need to know.
What you will need:
- 250g of Plain Flour
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 225g Butter
- 100g of Caster Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
How to make it:
- Preheat your oven to 180c
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
- In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar. You can use a hand whisk or do it by hand using a wooden spoon. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the dry sifted ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture, and mix until completely combined.
- Chill this dough in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll your dough so that it’s about 1cm thick.
- Cut into rectangular blocks.
- Place on ungreased baking tray leaving at least 1-2cm apart.
- Bake for about 15 minutes. You’ll know when they’re done when they start to turn a slightly golden colour.
- Allow to cool and then enjoy!