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Traditional Scottish Shortbread

This recipe is in categories Baking, Party food, Picnic, Snacks, Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (199 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Number of servings: 8
This is a vegetarian recipe

On 30 November, Scottish people celebrate St Andrew's Day. Here's a traditional Scottish recipe for shortbread.
  • 100g (4oz) plain flour
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 100g (4oz) butter (room temperature)
  • 50g (2oz) semolina
  • Weighing Scales
  • Butter Knife
  • Large Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Rolling Pin
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Oven Tray
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Airtight Tin
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/310°f/Gas Mark 2
  2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together using a wooden spoon until a it forms into a ball of dough. Use your hands to make it into a ball
  3. Next roll the shortbread out into a circle (or you can use your hands to press it out) directly onto a greased baking tray (about 20cm/8" diameter)
  4. Use your fingers to tidy up the edges and give it a fluted (wavy) appearance
  5. Prick the shortbread gently, all over with a fork. Then score the surface into 8 even wedges
  6. Sprinkle with caster sugar
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm and golden
  8. Leave to cool a little, but cut into wedges while still slightly warm
  9. Store in an airtight tin
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Name: Ja 25th November 2016
its so good
Name: Austin 22nd November 2015
Her recipe sondus really good. I made my shortbread over the weekend so I'll have to try this new one another time. And yes, I can eat shortbread any time.Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Happy Christmas, Judith! And may the New Year bring good health and many blessings your way.Hugs,Sandi
Name: Maari 10th November 2012
it looks so tasty im gonna make it tonight cant wait it looks so nice!!!! :-)
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