Scotland Teatime Treats Ideas
This is a recipe for scottish shortbread which despite the name ISN'T bread related. It is in fact a tasty sweet cookie / cake and is from a growing collection of scottish recipes and a typical tea time treat. It is the recipe for a firm but sweet biscuit.
2oz caster sugar
2oz ground rice
Set oven to 350F. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Gradually(whilst stirring between) sift in the flour and the rice. Knead the mixture into a ball.
On a floured surface roll out the dough into a round approx1/2 inch thick. Place on a plain baking sheet. Pinch the edges and prick the top of the mixture with a fork.
Bake the mixture for approx 35-45 minutes until firm and a warm golden brown colour. While still warm(but NOT hot) cut into slices or triangles. Some would suggest that you then sprinkle with caster sugar but this is really sugar "overkill".
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