Delicious gluten free shortbread


Our local supermarket now sells Walkers gluten free shortbread… and it’s DELICIOUS!  So delicious, in fact, that I wrote to Walkers to thank them 🙂  Now the only downside is that it’s expensive.  In Switzerland, where we live, gluten free goods are still fairly difficult to find and outrageously expensive.  When I was the only Coeliac in the house, it wasn’t so bad… but now that my two teenage daughters are also off gluten, it can be a real problem (teenager eat – a lot!). 

So, the other day, I remembered that a friend of mine had made some gluten free shortbread once, and that it was delicious.  So I got my ingredients out and started baking… and the result was fabulous 🙂

Honestly, it’s SO EASY to make this shortbread, you just won’t believe it.  The only tricky part is that you must let it cool down before eating it – otherwise it’s really too crumbly!  And it’s REALLY HARD to wait when you have this delicious caramel/butter kind of smell wafting through the house!

These shortbread slices keep really well – just put them in a biscuit tin and they’ll be fine for a few days.

Hope you like them as much as we do 🙂


  • 220 g gluten free flour (I used Schaer bread mix B – see products used)
  • 45 g rice flour
  • 60 g white sugar
  • 20 g icing sugar
  • 1 g salt
  • 180 g butter


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix well until it forms a ball of dough.  If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry!  Just make sure you use butter that is at room temperature, then mix all the ingredients thoroughly – it will take a little more time but work perfectly well.
  • Press the dough into an ovenproof dish – I used a round glass pie dish, with a diameter of 21 cm.  Prick the dough lightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 150°C.
  • When you take the shortbread out of the oven, cut it in slices while it’s still hot, but then let it cool down completely before taking the slices out.  The shortbread will harden as it cools down.