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ChocolateCoins Thu 14-Mar-13 10:44:02

Hi, I only have unsalted butter and I really fancy some shortbread. Will it taste the same or should I add some salt?

HappyGirlNow Thu 14-Mar-13 10:55:07

I would add salt or it'll taste like something is missing..

ChocolateCoins Thu 14-Mar-13 11:09:13

How much would you add? A pinch or more?

snoworneahva Thu 14-Mar-13 11:28:32

A pinch should be fine - I'd taste it to see if it needed more.

ChocolateCoins Thu 14-Mar-13 11:49:12

Thank you smile

Ellenora5 Sun 17-Mar-13 16:18:23

Yes a pinch should be plenty, just wondering do you make your shortbread with semolina, my recipe says to add it but I never do, mainly because I keep forgetting to buy it. Would it make a big difference to the taste.

Sorry just realised this was posted a few days ago. The shortbread will have been well and truly enjoyed by now smile

snoworneahva Sun 17-Mar-13 17:00:05

Always use semolina, cornflour or rice flour - it gives a crumblier biscuit.

Ellenora5 Sun 17-Mar-13 18:10:01

Thanks snoworneahva, I'll get some and give it a go.

ChocolateCoins Sun 17-Mar-13 18:47:43

Semilena? I've never heard of using that before. I'll try it next time smile

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