For those of you that did not know….shortcake is a “sweet biscuit”…..Extremely tasty…tried it out for the first time and absolutely loved the texture of this one!! Do try it out!! 🙂


For the base-
1)225g plain flour
2)100 g castor sugar
3)175g firm butter-cut into cubes
For the topping-
1)3 eggs
2)225g castor sugar
3)50 ml juice and grated rind of 3 lemons
4)40g flour
1)Preheat the oven to 180C. Line the base of  a baking tin with baking paper.
2)BASE– Mix the flour and sugar well.Add the butter and rub together till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press the crumbs evenly on the baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes till golden brown.
3)TOPPING-While the base is cooking, whisk together the egg and sugar  using an electric beater till the mixture is thick and pale. Stir in the lemon juice and rind and then fold in the flour. 
4)Pour the egg mixture over the base and bake for 30-40 minutes at 140C
5)Allow to cool in the tin before cutting out squares.

Recipe from-Big Book of Sweet Treats