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Best Ever Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Best ever Scottish shortbread Recipe
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Category : Teatime treat
Cooking Time : 35 minutes
Serving : 32
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Prepare the ingredients before making Best ever Scottish shortbread in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Best ever Scottish shortbread for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Best ever Scottish shortbread

  • 12 oz Plain flour
  • 8 oz Slightly salted butter
  • 4 oz Caster sugar

How to Make Best ever Scottish shortbread

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 17 steps you must follow to make Best ever Scottish shortbread in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • Line a baking tray with parchment and turn the oven on to gas mark 3 low.
  • Step 2
  • Add the plain flour and chopped butter to a large mixing bowl.
  • Step 3
  • Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Step 4
  • Add the caster sugar and carry on rubbing in until thoroughly dispersed in the mixture.
  • Step 5
  • When the mixture starts to stick together, knead until it forms a nice pliable dough.
  • Step 6
  • Knead into a square block.
  • Step 7
  • Shape into a square slab on a chopping board.
  • Step 8
  • If following my quantities as listed above, cut the slab into four, but if doubling the ingredients enough to make 64 biscuits shape into a rectangle and cut into eight pieces as shown in the picture here.
  • Step 9
  • Take each piece in turn and roll into a sausage shape.
  • Step 10
  • Cut with a sharp knife into eight circles.
  • Step 11
  • Place each biscuit carefully onto the baking tray spaced to allow for spreading during cooking. Prick each biscuit three times with a fork.
  • Step 12
  • Place on the middle shelf of the oven on a low setting and cook the biscuits for about 35 to 40 minutes. Do not let them get too dark in color, they should be a very pale color when done.
  • Step 13
  • Take out of the oven and leave to cool down a bit before taking them off the tray as they will be too soft and break.
  • Step 14
  • Cool them on a wire rack.
  • Step 15
  • When cooled dip each shortbread biscuit into a bowl of caster sugar and shake off the excess sugar.
  • Step 16
  • These biscuits store well in a tin.
  • Step 17
  • Enjoy!
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