Scottish Shortbread

‘If you feel something is missing in life…it is almost always a biscuit’

Anonymous

Sometimes a slice of cake with your cup of tea is just a bit too much, but you still want something sweet. In the tea lounge, we sell walkers shortbread, which is ideal for occasions where you just want a small treat. We have the Highlanders Snack packs, which are perfect for one, or everyday shortbread fingers if you are sharing with friends.

Shortbread has long been a Scottish tradition, with the refined biscuit we know and love today bought about by Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th Century. This classic recipe is very simple, comprising of only a few simple ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, and in some cases corn or rice flour, and a pinch of salt. This simplicity has been key to Walker’s products ‘since 1898. They still use only the finest pure ingredients with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives’ (Walkers). Walkers have an array of shortbread shapes, although the original shortbread shapes most commonly include the shortbread round, the shortbread finger or ‘petticoat tails’.

Due to its tasty simplicity, shortbread can be used in many recipes and jazzed up to your hearts content have a look at some ideas below…

Muddy Scottie Dogs

http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/national-shortbread-day-scottie-dogs.html

Millionaire’s Shortbread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/millionaires_shortbread_76712

Berry Shortbread Cheesecake Slice

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/681682/berry-shortbread-cheesecake-slice

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