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A question about shortbread

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lambanana Sun 12-Jul-09 20:30:45

So my mum came back from her weekly trawl around the charity shops with an earthenware type shortbread dish.

At least I think it is a shortbread dish - it is round, about an inch deep and has indentations of thistles and leaves on the base.

My question therefore, is, can I actually make shortbread in it or do you think it sounds like a decorative item?

Anyone with any ideas or suggestions please?

MrsBadger Sun 12-Jul-09 20:35:34

you make shortbread in it

you need the recipe that doesn;t roll out - hang on

MrsBadger Sun 12-Jul-09 20:39:17

10 oz plain flour
4 oz sugar
4 oz cornflour
8 oz butter

melt butter, stir in dry ingredients
press into tin (if you use a metal one line it with greaseproof)
25min gas 3

(NB this might be twice the amount you need for your new mould, it fills a swiss roll tin)

lambanana Sun 12-Jul-09 20:59:34

Thanks Mrs B!

So will I need to preheat the mould as it's quite thick?

Will I need to grease it?

I am sorry for all the questions!

MrsBadger Sun 12-Jul-09 21:08:20

um, don't know and don't know

I say no to preheating, the point is it cooks really realy slowly

don't think it could hurt to butter and flour it first, but the real reaosn you have to line a metal tin is it's so crumbly the paper means you can lift it out in one piece

with the small mould you can probably jsut invert it

lambanana Sun 12-Jul-09 21:34:34

Thank you!

I will have a little try one day this week and report back.

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