Gluten-free lemon shortbread rounds Recipe

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  • Gluten-free

makes:

10-12

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Total Time:

00:40

Prep:

00:25

Cooking:

00:15

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 210 kCal 11%
Fat 12g 17%
  -  Saturates 7.5g 38%

Beautifully quick and simple to make, these gluten-free lemon shortbread rounds have a zingy, buttery flavour and a lovely crumbly texture. Great as a gift for a gluten-free friend or relative, they look lovely stacked up and tied with a ribbon or packaged in a cellophane bag. If you’re feeling really creative, have a go at decorating them with a citrusy icing too.

Ingredients

  • 250g gluten-free flour, eg, Doves Farm
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g butter
  • 90g caster sugar
  • Zested rind of 1 lemon
  • You will need:
  • Baking sheet, lined with baking parchment

Method

  • Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

  • Tip the flour and salt into a bowl and rub the butter into them. Stir in the sugar and lemon rind. Mix the ingredients until they start to bind together to form a dough.

  • Shape the dough into a cylinder shape, about 6-7cm in diameter, and cut into rounds about 1cm thick. Place them on the lined baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10-15 mins, or until they start to turn lightly golden. Remove from the oven and leave them to cool on the baking sheet for a few mins. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Top Tip

For extra sweet shortbread, try removing the lemon zest and adding a handful of your favourite chocolate chips.