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Melt ‘n’ mix custard shortbread

The original recipe calls for cornflour where I have used custard powder. I had the idea of using custard powder after making an apple pie recipe from Ben O’Donoghue (actually his Gran’s recipe) using custard powder in the pastry. It produces such a delicious, creamy flavour. (adapted from Australian Women’s Weekly)
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Baking, Christmas, Dessert


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 35 g icing/confectioners’ sugar
  • 55 g caster sugar
  • 40 g custard powder
  • 360 g plain/all purpose flour
  • Pinch salt


  • * Directions *
  • Melt butter over low heat, allow to cool slightly.
  • Sift icing sugar and custard powder into bowl, add sugar.
  • Add butter and beat mixture until thick and creamy.
  • Add sifted flour and mix well.
  • Press mixture into 18x28cm (7×11 inch) lamington tin, smooth over with a spatula; mark into fingers with sharp knife.
  • Prick each finger decoratively with fork.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 25-30 minutes or until light golden.
  • Cut into fingers while still warm.
  • Cool in tin.
Keyword cookies, Custard Powder, Holiday Baking, Shortbread, Snacks, Sweets