Birthday season has arrived in my family. My brother's birthday comes first, and while we didn't have a family celebration this year, I made him some shortbread on the weekend and we sat round on the floor with our kids to eat it. Reuben ordered candles and singing, so it felt like a real party.
1/2 pound of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornflour
2 cups flour
Soften butter then add sugar and beat until creamy.
Add flours and mix.
Press in to a greased, lined tin, using the bottom of a glass to smooth the surface.
Bake at 150 degrees for 35-40 mins.
To do what I've done here, add in the juice of a mandarin to the buttery mixture, and an extra shake of flour. Top shortbread with mandarin zest and a sprinkle of fine grated chocolate.