A dish with zest!

Lemon shortbread
Lemon shortbread
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How about adding a zing to a traditional sweet offering with a touch of lemon or lime? Give this shortbread recipe a try and tempt the family!


200g unsalted butter

100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

Finely grated lemon or lime zest

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

300g plain flour

50g cornflour

Small pinch baking powder


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof and baking paper.

Beat the butter, sugar, zest and vanilla together until fluffy.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix to make a dough.

Divide into two, shape one piece into a circle and flatten until 20cm in diameter.

Repeat with the other half. Score each one into eight triangles and crimp the edges.

Prick with a fork and chill for five minutes.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Sprinkle with caster sugar and leave to cool slightly, then cut into triangles while still warm.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Serves: 16 triangles