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I was taught that to make shortbread, your hands and the warmth from them, were the only utensils necessary. It does make a difference; I do use a cutter for shaping.

Scottish Shortbread.

Temp. 310 degrees F
Baking Time 20—25 minutes.

5 ½ Cups Flour
½ Cup Corn Starch
½ Cup Icing Sugar
1 ½ Cups Berry Sugar
3 Cups Butter

Sift Flour, Corn Starch, Icing Sugar and Berry Sugar together, add Butter and mix until like coarse breadcrumbs. Shape into a ball (enough mixture to fit in your hand) and press on a floured surface, to about 1/2 “thickness, cut into the shapes you want. Use a fork to prong little holes on the top and bake on a greased tray. After baking sprinkle a little Berry Sugar on the top and cool before putting away.


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Nov. 6th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I tend to only make it now at Christmas. My daughter and I have a baking day early in Dec. it is always fun:))
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I LOVE shortbread! One question, what is Berry Sugar, fructose? Thanks for sharing!
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Berry Sugar is very fine, called Castor Sugar in the U.K.
It is great for baking ans especially for sprinkling on top of something:))

Nov. 6th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh okay - we have that too! Thanks! :))
Nov. 6th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Mmm, sounds very delicious! *saving*
Nov. 6th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
They are a favorite here:))
Nov. 7th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
This I'll have to try. Shortbread often mentioned never sure what it was.
Was wondering about the berrysugar as well, bookmarked the link. ;)
Nov. 7th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Shortbread is very much a "tradition food" in Scotland!
It was one of the first things I was taught to bake, hope you enjoy it:))
Nov. 10th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I love shortbread so much! I'm going to pretend I never saw this recipe because the last thing I need is the knowledge of how to make it. That will be the end of my diet.
Nov. 11th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
I have declared December a diet free month!

Don't know if that helps at all:))
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