You can’t get better than crumbly shortbread with oozy fudge pieces and this recipe from Woman’s Weekly is perfect for kids’ parties.
- 125g (4oz) butter, softened
- 30g (1oz) caster sugar
- 150g (5oz) plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 30g (1oz) fine semolina
- 60g (2oz) soft fudge, finely chopped
- Baking sheet, buttered
Set the oven to 160°C or gas mark 3.
In a bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until creamy. Sift the flour and salt into the bowl, then add semolina and chopped fudge. Blend in with a spoon, and then work by hand to form a soft dough.
Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface until smooth. Roll out to
a smooth round about 15cm (6in) in diameter. Shape the dough into a neat round, then place it on a baking sheet. Score into eight wedges, prick well with a fork, and then pinch lightly round the edges.
Bake the shortbread in the oven for 35-40 mins until cooked through, though it should remain pale in colour. Allow to cool on baking sheet for about 20 mins, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
<strong>Woman's Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon says:</strong> Once cold, keep this shortbread in an airtight container. It goes softer more quickly than ordinary shortbread because of the fudge.