Traditional Scottish shortbread is a type of biscuit that has a long history and is deeply rooted in Scottish culture and heritage.
It is made using just a few simple ingredients – butter, sugar, and flour – and is known for its buttery, crumbly texture and rich, sweet flavour. Shortbread has been enjoyed in Scotland for centuries, with its origins dating back to the medieval period. It is believed to have originated as a luxury food, reserved for special occasions and served to guests as a sign of hospitality.
Today, shortbread remains a beloved treat in Scotland and beyond, and is enjoyed by people of all ages. Its rich history and cultural significance make it a truly special and uniquely Scottish food.
If you’re looking to elevate your shortbread game and make the best Scottish shortbread you’ve ever tasted, look no further than Marshalls farola! Our premium-grade flour is specially made to create the perfect shortbread, with a delicate crumb and a rich, buttery flavour. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just a beginner, farola makes it easy to achieve professional-quality results every time.
- 300g butter
- 150g caster sugar, plus more to serve
- 150g Marshalls farola
- 300g plain flour
- Add the butter and caster sugar to a large mixing bowl, and cream together until light and fluffy.
- Next, add the farola and plain flour, and mix well. If needed, you can use clean hands to help the mixture come together to form a dough (but be careful not to overwork the dough).
- When a dough has formed, press the mixture into a lined metal tin, measuring approximately 10 x 7 inches (or similar).
- Bake at 150°C (Gas Mark 2 / 300°F) for around 45 minutes, or until the shortbread is firm and just beginning to turn golden brown.
- Sprinkle the shortbread with a little extra sugar while it’s still warm, then leave to cool. Cut into chunky finger shapes to serve.