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Let’s Bake! Denby’s Lemon Shortbread

Just in time for Great British Bake Off’s Biscuit Week (one of our favourites!) here’s a simple to follow shortbread recipe you need to try from Denby, you’ll be a star baker in no time at all!

Head to Denby at Junction 32 to discover a great selection of robust baking tins and trays, to help you create the perfect bake.

Lemon shortbread Recipe

Serves: 12


100g salted butter, softened

50g golden caster sugar, add a little extra for dusting

1 large lemon (zest)

175g plain flour



  1. Preheat your oven to 130/150C/Gas Mark 2 and grease your baking tray.
  2. Put the butter into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until it's soft.
  3. Add both the caster sugar and lemon zest to the bowl and mix.
  4. Stir in the flour then use your hands to form a soft dough.
  5. Roll out onto a smooth surface and use the bottom of a decorative tumbler to create the pattern.
  6. Next use a round cutter to create the biscuits.
  7. Transfer these onto your tray and bake for around 40 minutes until they turn a pale gold colour.
  8. Leave to cool then dust some remaining caster sugar onto the shortbread to serve.