Scottish Shortbread

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Hello everyone, I thought I would share a traditional baking recipe for Scottish Shortbread. I love baking but used to spend most of my time either making bigger cakes or desserts like cheesecakes and banoffee pie. I’ve been spending a bit more time recently developing some biscuit and cookie recipes. As I’m Scottish i thought I would take the time to share a traditional Scottish Shortbread recipe.

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Scottish Shortbread

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 12
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Made with only a few simple ingredients try out my traditional baking recipe for Scottish Shortbread



  1. Preheat the oven to 150 oC and grease a 6" traybake tin

  2. Cream together the butter and caster sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes

  3. Add the water, granulated sugar, flour and ground rice

  4. Mix until it clumps together into a ball

  5. Press into the traybake tin and score the top into 12 fingers

  6. Prick the top of each shortbread finger with a fork

  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes

  8. Sprinkle with caster sugar, allow to cool and then snap into individual shortbread fingers

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