As-Salaamu-Alaikum I'm Marriam Essa-Sayed, a proudly South African Muslim. "Foodeva Marsay" is my 'Lifestyle Blog', with which I "Aspire to Inspire" for the pleasure of my Creator above. A simple to understand blog which entails a fusion of my many passions in life. You will find "Foodeva Marsay" dotted with my inspiring recipes , as well as some of my Travels, Reviews and Photography. I look forward to, and appreciate, any feedback. I can be reached on the contact details provided or via the social media link ups to me. Keep Smiling ?Marriam Essa-Sayed?
I have always wanted to do a blog with step by step pics on a recipe, well guess my time to do such is here. I have chosen a simple recipe, because lots of us have time restraints, but would love to quickly whip up a batch of sweet treats for our family/friends every now and then;-) The following Shortbread recipe is originally from the “BLUE RIBBON” archives, which I have over time tweaked a little, it is a really simple recipe, and takes not much effort. Hope you would give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you. And always remember Baking is meant to be enjoyed, take it easy and relax as you go about making these yummy treats, and most guaranteed you will be the talk at your next tea table, so go on, give it a try!
250g salted butter (1 Cup)
125g castor sugar (1/2 cup)
2 ½ cups all purpose cake flour
½ cup corn flour (maizena in South Africa)
Step 1: place butter and castor sugar in bowl
Step 2: sift all dry ingredients
Step 3: cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
step 4: combine the above creamed mixture with the dry ingredients
Step 5: Knead well for +/- 10 minutes , I did use my hands for this stage, as it was not a very big batch. But I’m sure you can use a food processor if you more comfortable with that.
Step 6: press dough into a greased or paper lined tray to approx. 1cm thick ( I used a rectangular casserole dish). Prick surface well with a fork.
~bake at 160 degrees Celsius (325 deg Fahrenheit) for +/- 50 mins or until shortbread colours lightly.
~if you prefer a more crispy shortbread, you could leave it slightly longer in the oven at the lowest temperature
~cut shortbread while still warm and sprinkle with castor sugar
And Finally all that’s left to do is…Enjoy with your favourite cuppa