Vanilla Shortbread
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Serves: 8 wedges
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ¾ cup sugar (plus a little more for dusting)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 cup cold, unsalted butter, diced
  1. Preheat the oven to 165C
  2. Line a round cake tin with baking paper so the sides hang over
  3. Combine the flour, sugar and vanilla powder in a food processor and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Add the butter cubes and process until a crumbly dough begins to form, then turn the mixture out onto a floured surface and gently bring together.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the lined cake tine and then bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until it starts to brown slightly.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. It will become more biscuit like as it cools. Dust with a little sugar before cutting into wedges.
Recipe by The Luminous Kitchen at