Breton shortbread

Breton shortbread are those famous biscuits and salted butter, which is served on all occasions with tea or coffee. Rich tradition, Breton shortbread cultivates greed and I invite you to discover his recipe for all to enjoy …
Category : Shortbread and biscuit
Difficulty : Easy
Servings : 8 people
Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Rest time : 2 hours
Total time : 2 hours 45 minutes
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Breton shortbread


  • 170 g salted butter
  • 160 g caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 280 g cake flour
  • 11 g baking powder
  • 15 g vanilla sugar


  • Start by melting the butter progressively in the microwave at low power until you obtain a smooth paste.
  • In a bowl, add the egg yolks, the caster sugar and the vanilla sugar. Whisk until you obtain a white mixture.
  • Add the butter and whisk again energetically .
  • Sieve the flour and the baking powder then mix with a wooden spatula.
  • Place the mixture on your working area and finish the mixing with your hands.
  • Leave the dough to rest in a refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Then, knead a little the dough and make a 5 cm diameter roll. Wrap the roll of dough with some plastic wrap and let it hardening for an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Unwrap the dough and slice it to obtain 1 cm thick slices. Place breton shortbread in circles the same size or slightly larger, in order to keep the round shape of the biscuits during the baking.
  • Bake the Breton shortbread in a 170°C preheated oven for 15 minutes or so to obtain a nice golden colour.
  • Remove them from the oven, then flip the circles to remove the breton shortbread. Leave it to cool.
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