Second episode of The Great British Bake Off tonight and it’s biscuit week. This recipe is from my friend, Fiona, and they’re the most delicious biscuits ever. She makes a pretty mean scone too.
Scrumptious Choc Chip Shortbread
250g/9oz butter, softened
100g/4oz caster sugar
250g/9oz plain flour
100g milk chocolate cut into chunks
Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3
Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
Sift the flour and cornflour onto the butter mixture and mix until you have a smooth dough.
Sprinkle on the chocolate chunks and knead into the dough until they are evenly spread.
Shape the dough into a long fat sausage (whatever size you want the biscuits to be), wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Unwrap the dough and cut into slices of about 1.5cm thickness.
Place onto a greased or silicone lined baking tray and bake until pale and golden for about 20-30 minutes.
Cool on a wire tray.
Carole : ) xx
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