This is a Scottish Shortbread that I have created by trial and error. It is a favorite of my family and friends.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 cups butter
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place butter (not softened) in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, sugar and corn starch. Mix with hands (do not use a mixer) until blended and most of dough is like course cornmeal. It will be very lumpy.
Spread a portion of the dough into the bottom of a glass pie pan and press firmly into the pan. Add dough until the thickness is about 1/2 inch thick.
Place in oven and bake until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and use a fork to create perforations. Shortbread will break easily when cooled. Remove from pie pan by placing a plate to cover, then flipping over - shortbread will fall out in one piece.