240g flour
230g butter, room temperature
120g caster sugar plus a handful or so for dusting after baking
2,5ml salt

Preheat your oven to 180℃ and spray a 20cm x 20cm square or 20cm round baking tin with cooking spray.
Add the flour, butter, caster sugar and salt to the bowl of a food processor and pulse together until combined. Check that the mixture is soft and pliable and comes together in a dough when you press it together between your fingers. If not, pulse the mixture some more.
Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and use your hands to push it down firmly.
Prick the shortbread with the tines of a fork, creating rows. Run the back of a knife’s blade between each row of fork tines to make cutting the shortbread easier once it’s baked.
Place the baking tin in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
Take the shortbread from the oven and sprinkle with caster sugar while warm. You may also enhance the cutting lines and prick the biscuit with a fork once more.
Allow the shortbread to cool completely in the baking tin before removing and slicing into squares or triangles.

Shortbread is best kept in an airtight container and will last for several weeks.

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