Time for Tea

Shortbread Stars

Shortbread Stars

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Makes: 50

  • 175g butter at room temperature
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 75g semolina or rice flour
  • icing sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 150C.
  2. Beat the butter in a bowl with a wooden spoon (or in the mixer) until softened. Beat in the sugar, followed by the flour and semolina or rice flour. Work the ingredients together until they form a soft dough. (You can either cut out the stars or shapes you need now, or leave to chill and cut and bake later.)
  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the desired thickness and then cut out the desired shapes. Place on lined (or greased and floured) baking sheet, and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, until starting to turn a light golden brown.
  4. Transfer onto a cooling rack and sprinkle with sugar.

Photographs: David Merewether
Recipes Type: Special Occasions

Cocolicious, Lucinda Hamilton's catering company, creates sweet bites and savoury delights for any occasion from bespoke cakes to afternoon teas and dinner parties. For more information, visit the Cocolicious Facebook page or email info@cocolicious.co.uk