Australian Shortbread

This is my mother's very easy to make recipe for ''Australian'' shortbread - they're great for a snack, to put in school lunches, or just to nibble on while you're surfing the 'Net ! Although some people like to put some sort of icing on them, I prefer them plain... and more chewy than crispy... but that's just my personal preference.

You will need:

  • 1 Cup of Self Raising Flour
  • of a Cup of sugar
  • of a Cup of desiccated coconut
  • 142g (5oz) melted butter
  • 1 Cup of Corn Flakes, or equivalent Breakfast Cereal

And this is what you do:

Pour the melted butter over the dry ingredients and mix well. Press very firmly into a baking dish (not tray!) and cook until golden brown at about 176C (350F) Mark with a sharp knife, and cut into slices while still warm. Allow to cool.

To serve:

Store in an air-tight jar, if they last that long! Chocolate icing may be used if desired.



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