Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 8 inch

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

“Real” shortbread is typically made with a little rice flour, which gives it that dry and delicate crunch. Instead of seeking rice flour, you can get an excellent result by using cornstarch to help achieve the classic texture. Sprinkle on a little green sanding sugar to celebrate “the day that’s in it,” as the Irish say.


  • ½ cup(1 stick) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and lightly grease an 8-inch round cake tin.
  2. Put the butter in a medium bowl and use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. Add