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I’ve started a baking blog to explore some vintage recipes.  To re-look at some classics and to remember some long forgotten favourites.  When I talked to my mother in law about my idea she suggested that my first effort be shortbread as this was hers.

So here is a 1970 shortbread recipe from The Homepride Book of Baking.


You will need

  1. 150 grammes plain flour
  2. Pinch of salt
  3. 100 grammes butter
  4. 50 grammes castor sugar
  5. Egg yolk
  6. Greased baking tray

Pre-heat the oven to 325f / gas mark 3 / 170c

Sieve the flour into a bowl containing the flour


Rub the butter and flour together using your fingertips until the mixture resembles crumbs


Seperate the yolk of an egg


Mix in the egg yolk to ythe crumbs


Roll out the mixture on a floured surface and use pastry cutters to produce biscuit shapes. Place biscuits on a baking sheet or in a pyrex spacesacer


Bake in the preheated oven for an hour until golden and firm.  After a few minutes turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 
And serve with tea!