A traditional biscuit which is so easy to make. Rolled out or pressed into a tin, 22cm x 32cm, marked into fingers or squares before baking. Fate Shortbread freezes well.
375g Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix
75g custard powder, (not instant mix)
150g caster sugar
300g block margarine, at room temperature.
A little extra Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix for kneading
A little extra caster sugar to sprinkle.
Preheat the oven. Gas Mark 3, 160˚C, 325˚F.
Place the Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix, custard powder and sugar into a bowl and stir. Add the margarine and rub in. Keep mixing either with your hands or using a spoon, until it comes together into a dough, this can be done easily in a mixer or food processor. Lightly dust your hands with Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix and knead the dough until it is smooth and pliable.
Either roll out the dough on the work surface, lightly dusted with extra Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix or press the mixture into the tin with your hands and then use the back of a spoon to level the surface. Mark into squares or fingers, and then lightly prick the surface with a fork.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until lightly browned. Take out of the oven. Recut the portions, and then sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Leave in the tin for about 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container or in the freezer.