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Lunchbox ideas

Are you stuck for lunchbox inspiration? Pack your kids a lunchbox to look forward to, while giving them the energy they need to focus and perform their best at school each day.

Through this weekly column, I will share my favourite lunchbox ideas. All the recipes are tried and tested family favourites - approved by my own children! We would love to share your family favourite lunchbox ideas as well. Please email your recipe ideas to

Happy baking!

Mrs Kranz


This week I am pleased to share a recipe from the Craik family. This recipe is a simple version of the traditional shortbread biscuit. The recipe is easy to follow and would be fun for your children to help you with. What shapes could you make your shortbread? You can download a printer friendly version of this recipe below.


2 cups plain flour
200g butter
½ cup sugar
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Grease or line two large trays with baking paper.
Bring butter to room temperature, then chop. Combine the butter and flour in a large bowl. Use your fingertips to rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar and milk to form a firm dough. Wrap in glad wrap and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. Roll out dough on a floured bench, then cut into shapes of your choosing. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Shortbread Biscuits Shortbread Biscuits (249 KB)

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