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Castle Shortbread

8 oz softened butter.
4 oz caster sugar.
1 lb plain flour.


Place butter,flour and sugar together in a bowl and, using one hand, squeeze the ingredients together until a cohesive ball of dough forms. Alternatively, place butter and sugar in the bowl of a mixer and mix together but do not mix to a cream. Add flour at a slow speed until a dough forms that can be handled. Divide the ball of dough into three, and either press each third into a shortbread mould or roll each out to a round about 7 in.
across. Place each moulded or rolled out round on to a baking sheet and bake in the centre of a preheated oven, 325°F, 160°C, gas mark 3, for 25—30 minutes or until lightly browned. Whilst warm cut each into eight pieces.
Makes 3 rounds (24 pieces)

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