Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Scottish Shortbread

Yesterday tried some Scottish Shortbread. Thanks to Malini for the recipe, indeed it is easy and kids can make it too. It took exactly 10 minutes for the preparation and about 20 minutes baking time. Girls absolutely loved it and I am sure it is going to be a regular snack at my place now on..
Here is the recipe for those who want to try. I have changed it to cups to make the measurement easier. I made them the first time, may be next time there will be some improvement in shape and will have the courage to add chocolate or poppy seeds etc.I will add photos and changes as and when I make them again.

                                                             SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD


All purpose flour /maida  - 1 cup
Unsalted butter (melted)- 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - a bit

Preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 170 C
Meanwhile prepare the dough.
Sieve the flour with a bit of salt, knead the flour with the melted butter
roll it with the pin for 2" thickness and spread around cut it with shaped biscuit cutters
I made shapes like fingers, but you can just spread them on to a greased tray with two cms thickness.
place the greased tray in the oven for 25 minutes.
If you have spread the dough as whole cut into squares when warm and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
The short breads are ready to have with a hot cup of tea.

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