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Thursday, 23 August 2007

Visit Scotland Food Shortbread

Ayrshire Shortbread. Unlike other shortbreads, this shortbread is made with cream.
6 ounces (175 g) of flour.
2 ounces (50 g) of rice flour or ground rice.
4 ounces (100 g) of butter.
3 ounces (75 g) of caster sugar.
One egg yolk.
Two tablespoons of cream.
Sift the flour into a bowl and add the rice flour or ground rice and sugar.
Rub in the butter.
Beat the egg yolk and the cream together and add to the mixture.
Work the mixture into a dough and knead this lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of about one quarter of an inch.
Cut out circles with a small pastry cutter.
Place the circles on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for fifteen minutes.
Oven: 350°F/180°C Gas Mark 4.

Tour Ayrshire.
Scottish Cooking.

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