berry shortbread

  • 8 oz (250 grams or 2 cups) of plain flour (I use 80% wholewheat/meal and 20% white which is as close as you can get to national flour available to the British)

  • 4 oz margarine (115 grams or 1/2 cup)

  • 4 oz sugar (115 grams or 1/2 cup)

  • large handful of small berries (fresh not frozen)


  1. Melt the margarine until runny

  2. Add in the sifted flour and sugar and stir until bound together (if mixture is too dry add a little water)

  3. Knead until mixed together well

  4. Flatten out the mixture with your hands

  5. Sprinkle the berries evenly out over the top

  6. Very gently fold the dough in and knead very gently

  7. Press gently into a shortbread tin ( 7 inches)

  8. Put into oven at 180C for about 20 minutes until golden brown

  9. Remove and cool in tin for 20 minutes, cut up then remove to wire rack until cooled

Makes 8-10 slices