Lemon & ginger shortbread

This zesty teatime shortbread from BBC Good Food reader Jo Foster has a beautiful crumbly texture, plus zingy lemon and warming ginger flavour

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 12
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 142
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 18g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 100g salted butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 50g golden caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • zest 1 large lemon
  • 8 pieces of crystallised ginger, finely chopped
  • 175g plain flour


  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2 and grease a 22cm loose-bottomed fluted tart tin. Put the butter in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until soft. Beat in the sugar, then stir in the lemon zest and ginger.

  2. Stir in the flour and work with your hands to form a soft dough. Tip into the tin and press into an even, flat layer with your fingers. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 40 mins until pale gold. Cut into wedges then leave to cool completely in the tin. Remove from the tin and dust with caster sugar to serve.

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