Classic shortbread with Clover

Ever since I was a little girl I have fond memories of baking in the kitchen with my Mum and around this time of year, it was always shortbread. Shortbread is such a classic buttery Scottish biscuit and always goes down well with everyone.

Obviously, with this buttery biscuit, one of the main ingredients is….surprise surprise, butter! However I always used a baking butter before, so when I was asked to use Clover I was interested to see if they would taste any different. Now the one thing I noticed about Clover butter, in particular, was all of the helpful points on its packaging.

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No artificial ingredients, it’s made with buttermilk and contains half the saturated fat of regular butter. Now, this part I like! I am really trying to help our family stay as healthy as we can, and even by just converting to Clover with everything from buttering our toast to adding it to any meals we make and even bakes we rustle up as a family can and would make a huge difference to our lifestyle and our hearts.

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This shortbread recipe is so simple and I think around this time of year coming up it makes the perfect treat for the family. Plus, it’s also a super simple recipe to get the toddler involved with. Not that I had a choice!


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Ingredients I used:

4oz Clover butter
2 oz Caster sugar
6oz Plain flour
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Method:

Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5

Beat together your sugar and butter until smooth.

Sieve in your plain flour and once combined into your shortbread dough, turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out to 3mm thickness.

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Cut into fingers or shapes {my toddler is obsessed with stars, so we did those!}, sprinkle them with caster sugar, place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and pop into your fridge to chill for 20 minutes.

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Once chilled for the allotted time, bake in your oven for 15-20mins or until golden brown.

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Place onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Now that is all left to do is put on the kettle and enjoy a piece or two before the kids get out of school and hog the rest! 😉

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Shortbread recipe

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. 

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5 Comments

  1. 04/11/2015 / 3:27 PM

    I’m with Belle….I love stars too! Bet these are yummy!

  2. 09/11/2015 / 11:54 AM

    Can’t beat a bit of shortbread – delicious, simple and perfect for getting the little ones involved!

  3. sairish
    11/11/2015 / 11:16 AM

    oooooh cant wait to try these! yum

  4. 11/11/2015 / 1:07 PM

    Those shortbread look delicious, I want to make some now. I never thought to bake with clover instead of butter, I will give it a try, any way of reducing the fat content is good!

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