Scottish Shortbread Biscuits | How to make Scottish Shortbread Biscuits

By Trisha Rudra  |  5th Jun 2016  |  
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About Scottish Shortbread Biscuits Recipe

Originating from Scotland, and popular all across Britain (and now all over the world), shortbread is traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour. But modern-day shortbread use more than 3 ingredients sometimes; rice flour or wheat flour is added often to bring new textures, cornstarch or cornflour often makes an appearance too, and granulated white sugar is often mixed with powdered/icing or brown sugar. Flavouring like vanilla, or fill-ins like seeds or nuts can also be added.

Scottish Shortbread Biscuits, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Scottish Shortbread Biscuits by Trisha Rudra will definitely help you in its preparation. The Scottish Shortbread Biscuits can be prepared within 15 minutes. The time taken for cooking Scottish Shortbread Biscuits is 60 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 8 people. The recipe details out how to make Scottish Shortbread Biscuits step by step. The detailed explanation makes Scottish Shortbread Biscuits so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Scottish Shortbread Biscuits can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Scottish Shortbread Biscuits from BetterButter.

Scottish Shortbread Biscuits

Ingredients to make Scottish Shortbread Biscuits

  • Salted butter – 170 gm (I have used 100 gm Amul butter and 70 gm Amul Lite margarine)
  • sugar – 85 gm
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp (optional)
  • All-purpose Flour – 3/4 cup
  • wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Milk powder – 2 tbsp (10 gm approx, optional)

How to make Scottish Shortbread Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C or 300 F.
  2. Start by chilling the butter until it is rock-solid. This will ensure a flaky, crumbly biscuit.
  3. In a large bowl, grate the frozen or chilled butter, and add the flour and sugar, as well as the vanilla and milk powder.
  4. Now using the tips of your fingers, rub in the butter with the flour and sugar mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  5. Grease a 9 inch tart pan, preferably with a removable bottom, or a 9 inch spring-form pan very well.
  6. Mix your dough until it just about comes together, but DO NOT turn it into a dough.
  7. Pick up segments and start patting them down inside your tart pan until all of it is gone in smoothly.
  8. Use your fingers and the back of your hand to smooth the top out evenly. Now using a knife, gently score the biscuit base into 8 or 16 wedges
  9. Using a fork or a dowel, cake tester or toothpick, poke holes on top of the biscuit base (this will help air pass through them).
  10. Bake the shortbread for 40 to 50 minutes, or until it turns a light biscuit-colour and the edges begin to darken. (it took me 48 minutes).
  11. Remove from oven, and while still hot, run a knife over the scoring deeply.
  12. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then de-mould very carefully. Store in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks or more

Reviews for Scottish Shortbread Biscuits (2)

kiran singh2 years ago

awsome recipe,going to try right now

Sanjay Reddy2 years ago

Can't wait to try, amazing recipe :)