Brown Sugar Shortbread

10:45 am on 17 February 2009

From The Kindness of Strangers by Shonagh Koea, published by Vintage, ISBN: 9781869419189


  • 250 grams of butter
  • one cup of brown sugar
  • one and a half cups of flour
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • half a cup of cornflour


Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the brown sugar, flour, baking powder and cornflour.  

Spread out in a sponge roll tin and bake for twenty minutes at 160 degrees Celsius. 

Cut the shortbread carefully into finger shapes as it is cooling in the tin and remove from the tin when it is cold.

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