Mate with a Plate: Berry walnut shortbread

Long Lunch 08/10/2018
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Mike van de Elzen has a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional berry shortbread, that is sure to please the whole family.

Serves 6

Prep time 25 mins

Cooking time 30 mins


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 6 tablespoons icing sugar
  • zest of a lemon
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup walnuts, crushed
  • 250g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups frozen berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C on Bake.
  2. Line the base of a square 20cm baking tin with baking paper.
  3. Combine the flour, icing sugar, lemon, vanilla and walnuts in a large bowl.
  4. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles crumbs.
  5. Press about two thirds of the shortbread mixture into the tin. Be sure to press firmly.
  6. Scatter the berries across the shortbread, followed by the remaining shortbread mixture.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting into pieces.

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