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Traditional Scottish Shortbread

This recipe is in categories Baking, Party food, Picnic, Snacks, Vegetarian,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 1
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.


Making and cooking it
  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