Quick shortbread question!

(8 Posts)
Hessy Sun 05-Jan-14 17:51:26

Hello, hoping you can help.

Not baking for a special occasion only to occupy me before returning to work tmrw - so bake doesn't have to be perfect!

But, shortbread recipe needs 225g butter. Only have 125g butter. Could I replace final 100g with Lurpac Spreadable Lighter?!

Would result be inedible?!

Thanks!

forcookssake Sun 05-Jan-14 17:57:19

It will be ok smile
All butter would be optimally delicious, but a small half of 'spread'in the recipe will definitely be fine!

BikeRunSki Sun 05-Jan-14 17:59:56

But surely "lighter" has less fat and the result will be dry and crumbly?

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Sun 05-Jan-14 18:08:46

With 125g butter, use 180g flour and 55g sugar.
dont use marge or anything. Its foul.

I made lemon shortbread at xmas. If you have a lemon or lime you could grate in and add a drop of juice.

bloody gorgeous.

Hessy Sun 05-Jan-14 18:12:11

Thank you all. It's for Jo Wheatley's Orange & Pistachio Shortbread. Not heard of citrus fruit in shortbread before but had pistachios left over from Christmas. Will halve mixture and let you know how I get on. Thanks again!

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Sun 05-Jan-14 18:19:10

Neither had I before I looked at the lemons and thought what's the worst that could happen... grin

addictedtosugar Sun 05-Jan-14 18:27:53

It is quite likely to be horrible and /or greasy.
Half the recipe, and make less than originally intended.

Hessy Sun 05-Jan-14 22:47:14

Thanks all - I made them with half the mixture and they were.... Delicious! And all gone. smile

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