• Makes 12
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 9 Ingredients


This shortbread recipe is pretty versatile, I use it as the base for many things including lemon meringue pie.

Ingredients (makes 12 Slices)

  • 125g Unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 2/3 cups Plain flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 125g Caster sugar
  • 1tsp Extra caster sugar
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 2tbs Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 Medium passionfruit


  1. Pre-heat oven and grease a flan pan then line it with grease proof paper
  2. With your fingertips rub the cold butter into the flour in a bowl until it is like breadcrumbs
  3. Add in the sugar and salt and combine in egg until it forms a dough
  4. Knead dough for about 3 minutes on a floured surface, press into your prepared flan pan and indent with a fork, sprinkle with extra caster sugar and bake for 30 min on 180' or until golden brown
  5. For the passionfruit icing, cream sugar and butter together and gently mix in passionfruit pulp


Make sure your hands are cool and dry before kneading, if the weather is too hot I give this a miss or turn the air on on!

  • This looks very professional. Love shortbread and always thought you needed to use rice flour, so good alternate as plain flavour is a pantry staple. And great that this works as a base for other desserts.


  • Thanks for this simple recipe I love it


  • Shortbread is my absolute fav!!! I’ve never tried passionate shortbread before! Thanks for giving me a new idea!


  • I Love shortbread but I really love how this has a twist with using the passion fruit.


  • Yum! How delicious


  • yum great idea


  • Yum, this looks amazing. I’ve never been good at making shortbread biscuits but this sounds pretty easy.


  • I adore shortbread and love the idea of making it a bit fancier with some passionfruit!


  • Yum! Thanks so much for sharing! :D


  • yum – love a good shortbread. great to read how versatile this recipe is. Nice one!


  • Made for Christmas gifts – the best shortbread.


  • Oh so love shortbread and simply love passionfruit..the two combined I’m in heaven ..thanx.


  • I think these would be different to the usual shortbread but a nice change.


  • Gorgeous and so lovely ! you can pack these for a friend as a little gift :)


  • also use for lemon pie


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