Christmas is just around the corner. Shortbread is a traditional Christmas cookie of Scotland, which was originated in medieval times (5th to 15th century). Today shortbread is a popular souvenir from Scotland.
Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word “short,” as opposed to “long,” or stretchy). The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter. … The related word “shortening” refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture. Thus one can understand shortbread is a type of cookie with high butter content: The traditional recipe is one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour; in this video you can learn how to make a traditional Scottish Shortbread, one of the Christmas favorite.
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