Blackberry Shortbread – Recipe No. 171

I’m picking wild blackberries in my garden every couple of days so today when I found a simple shortbread recipe in the ‘Eating for Victory’ book (a collection of reproduction WW2 instructional leaflets) I immediately decided the shortbread biscuits would need a blackberry on top to give them an extra a burst of flavour.

Let me tell you…the blackberries worked so well! It will take me a LOT of willpower to not devour all of them!

So the recipe is incredibly simple and I didn’t even use a rolling pin and a biscuit cutter.

Blackberry Shortbread

3 oz plain white flour
2 oz margarine
1 oz sugar
10 fresh blackberries, rinsed and patted dry

Rub the margarine into the flour and sugar.
Knead into a dough without adding any water.
Roll out to about 1/8th inch and cut into biscuits (I simply tore off a walnut sized amount, rolled into a ball and flattened it in my palms and dented the middle once on the baking tray to place the blackberry).
Sprinkle with a little sugar.
Bake in a cool oven (about 150 c) until very pale golden brown around edges.

Makes 8-10 biscuits.

Here are some photos I snapped with my phone of the process..


9 thoughts on “Blackberry Shortbread – Recipe No. 171

  1. G’day 🙂 Wow, gorgeous blackberries. Lucky you to have them in the garden. Blackberries here in Australia are considered a noxious weed and vigorously poisoned along the roadsides. Such a shame they’ve never been promoted as “come and pick all you like”. Berries just aren’t the thing here that they are in UK, except strawberries, seeming to prefer tropical fruits. I suppose that’s to be expected, but boy do I miss the berries! Buying them is astronomical and a true luxury. Your biscuits look scrummy. It’s a luxury I’ll have to indulge in I think. Thanks.


    • I did cut some of the bushes right back but they grow about 3 or 4 inches in a day and am still lucky enough to get some clusters. I do need to cut them back though as they take over everything but do so love the fruit!!! xxxxx


    • Hi Andrea…. all OK. Just a busy week, I’ve been very tired and in bed early after work. Hoping to do a couple of blog postings tomorrow after I’ve done the garden and the rest of my chores tomorrow morning. Thanks for your concern xxxx


  2. Oh that’s good, I know the feeling trying to fit everything in around work and home,
    Before you know it the time has vanished☺️ Well enjoy your Sunday and please don’t rush to write lol, just so look forward to reading all comments 😂 Xxx


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