Sunday, March 20, 2016

Traditional Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread is one of the simplest cookies to make and tastes so good.

Here's how to make your own Traditional Scottish Shortbread.

You only need 3 ingredients: 

250 g (9 oz) plain flour
75 g (3 oz) caster sugar 
175 g (6 oz) butter

First heat the oven to 160C, 325F or Gas Mark 3

Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Then kneed the mixture well to form a smooth ball of shortbread dough.

Roll this out into a rough rectangle shape around 1 cm (0.5") thick.
Don't ask me why my rectangle isn't straight on my board...things don't always work out the way you plan! :)

Using a flat knife, cut into small rectangles the size you want your shortbread to be.

Transfer to a greased or lined baking tray and prick with a fork to decorate.

Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes until pale and golden.

Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

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  1. Thanks for the simple recipe for Scottish short bread, Jill. I shared this with my Facebook friends and pinned it so I can make later!

  2. I love Scottish shortbread, will definitely have to try this one out!

  3. Yum! I can't wait to make this for my Outlander season premiere party :)

  4. I too love shortbread with tea Jill and I would love to try and make them sometime.
    TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week and have a Happy Easter.

  5. OH my goodness...I love shortbread and this sounds amazing!!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Your shortbread looks yummy Jill, I could just eat a few pieces with a cup of tea :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  7. Hello Jill, We featured this recipe at our Monday Cooking & Crafting with J & J. Thanks and we hope to see you again!
    Julie xo


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