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Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Scottish Shortbread is a popular English Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
English Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1.5 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp - vegan butter, like Earth Balance
  • 2 tbsp - trans fat-free vegetable shortening
  • 1.25 cup - confectioners Sugar (powdered Sugar)
  • 2 tbsp - Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • How to Make Scottish Shortbread:

    1. Beat sugar, salt, vegan butter and shortening on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
    2. Sift in the flour gradually into the butter-shortening mixture, mixing with a spatula. Stir together with the spatula until the dough comes together. If needed, sprinkle a few drops of ice-cold water so the dough holds together.
    3. Grease an 8 X 8-inch baking dish.
    4. Put the shortbread dough in it and press with your fingers into a smooth, even layer.
    5. Using a fork, pierce holes into the shortbread dough in a decorative pattern.
    6. Bake in a 300-degree oven for 45-50 minutes until the shortbread is pale golden in colour and slightly dark at the edges.
    7. Remove to a rack and let it cool until it's slightly warm. With a sharp knife, cut almost all the way through to form squares. At this point you can sprinkle the shortbread with 1-2 tsp sugar.
    8. When completely cooled, break into bars and devour!
    9. Recipe courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan


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