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Posted on 23 Jun 2012 22:49:54 BDT
And butter doesn't ? Get real !

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 00:14:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jun 2012 00:28:15 BDT
Henrietta says:
For Ann Onymous: The best shortbread recipe I've ever used comes from "The Complete Book of Preserving by Marye Cameron-Smith. Even my Scottish friend says it's the best she's tasted.
8oz (200g) plain flour 4 oz (100g) rice flour (can use cornflour if pushed)
8 oz (200g) unsalted butter 4-5oz (100-125g castor sugar
Grease a swiss roll tin with a little butter. I shove all the ingredients into the food processor until it begins to gather together but if you haven't got a processor mix the flour and rice flour, rub in the butter and add the sugar. Knead together to form a dough then spread it out into the swiss roll tin and refridgerate for 20 minutes. Heat oven to 180*C/350*F/gas mark 4. Bake shortbread for 20 mins then reduce heat to 150*C/300*F/gas mark 2 for 30-40 minutes until cooked and lightly brown.

Cut into squares or fingers but leave in tin to cool. remove from tin and store in an airtight container (if it lasts that long!).

I sometimes add choc chips or grated rind of a lemon. Not traditional but it makes a change. Hope that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 00:18:23 BDT
M. Osborne says:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Margarine in a tub
Margarine ( /ˈmɑrdʒərɨn/, /ˈmɑrɡərɨn/, /ˈmɑrdʒrɨn/, or /ˈmɑrdʒəriːn/) is a generic term for vegetable fat spreads, typically composed of vegetable oils. While butter is derived from animal fats (typically milk fats), margarine is derived from plant oils and fats (oils) and skimmed milk.

In some locales it is colloquially referred to as oleo, short for oleomargarine.

Margarine can be used both for spreading or for baking and cooking. It is also commonly used as an ingredient in other food products, such as pastries and cookies, for its wide range of functionalities.

By the way annatto is a colouring made from a plant and therefore not an artificial colouring.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 00:18:51 BDT
Henrietta says:
Sticks of butter: A standard weight of butter in the States. It come in packs of 4 "sticks" each weighing 4 ounces. So a pack is one pound in weight. Seemples!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 02:52:13 BDT
Jante says:
Unsalted, definately.
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