Lemon shortbread thins

I’m in the mood for snacks today, so we’re making lemon shortbread thins. I say we; I’m taking photos whilst he makes lemon shortbread thins, and then I’m eating them with a cup of tea.

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Ingredients:

50g sugar 
100g butter 
150g plain flour
1 large pinch of salt 
Zest of 1 small lemon 

Cream the butter and sugar, and mix in the lemon zest. 

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Add the flour and a large pinch of salt, and mix until the mixture comes together. (You may want to use your hands to gather the last few crumbs!)

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Place the dough on to a a lightly greased sheet of baking parchment (or equivalent) and press out until approx half a centimetre thick. 

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Sprinkle a little sugar over the dough and prick with a fork to prevent bubbles when baking. 

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Place in the middle shelf of a preheated oven at Gas Mark 4 and bake for approx 20 minutes until golden. Once cooked, remove from the oven and cut immediately. 

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Allow to cool slightly, before moving the biscuits to a cooling rack. 

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Yum!

 

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