Gluten Free Lemon Shortbread

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I came across an old recipe for shortbread that contained rice flour, so I thought that baking gluten free shortbread might work quite well. It did!

I have a large lemon balm plant in the front garden which has a gorgeous scent when you rub it between your fingers. I’ve used it before in a Madeira cake and I thought that it might add a lovely flavour to shortbread. I also discovered that, like many herbs, it has medicinal uses. It is calming and can be used to reduce stress (Kennedy et al 2004).

I don’t think there is enough in shortbread to make a difference to your stress levels, but it tastes delicious anyway.

To get this recipe and others, take a look at issue 1 of Gluten Free Baking and Living magazine now available FREE!

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