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Sam's Mothers' Day Shortbread

Sam's Mothers' Day Shortbread
Sam's Mothers' Day Shortbread

Mother's Day is coming up soon (Sunday March 31st if you need reminding!) - and it's time to start thinking how you're going to treat the special women in your lives. Why not have a crack at baking my shortbread for your Mum? It's really simple. I serve this with the crème brûlée at Chez Nous - but it's just as delicious on its own or perhaps with a few fresh strawberries?

Sam's Mother's Day Shortbread


  • 125g unsalted butter (plus a little more for greasing)
  • 55g caster sugar (plus a little more for dusting)
  • 180g plain flour


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4)
  • Lightly grease a baking tray
  • Combine the butter and sugar until pale and smooth.
  • Add the flour a little at a time and mix until resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Use your hands to form a ball of dough
  • Roll the dough out so it's about 1cm thick, then cut into slices - or maybe use fun cutters!
  • Carefully place the unbaked shortbread on the baking tray
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until the biscuits are baked but still pale
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then lightly dust with caster sugar to finish

Et voila! A perfect treat for your Mum (or anyone special in your life).

Sam x


About the author

Sam joined us as a Commis Chef and has worked his way up to being our brilliant Pastry Chef.

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