1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and grease a shallow rectangular
baking tin with some of the butter.
2. Place the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix well then pour
into the prepared baking tray, spreading evenly.
3. Brush the surface with a little butter and bake for 2 hours. If the surface
starts browning too much, cover with a loose piece of aluminium foil for the
remainder of the cooking time and uncover for the last 15 minutes.
4. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
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introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or
whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.
- to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together
with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This
process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.
- The incorporation of fat into flour.Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and
forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully
incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.