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Food glossary

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Shortbread

A traditional Scottish biscuit which is made from sugar, flour and butter. Shortbread has a crumbly texture, a rich melt-in-the-mouth texture and a pale golden colour. Scottish shortbread is usually baked in a round about 20cm in diameter and is often sprinkled with caster sugar before baking. Individual shortbread biscuits are also available, either plain or with pieces of stem ginger or chocolate added.

Uses: Shortbread is a popular choice to serve with afternoon tea or morning coffee. Individual biscuits can be spread with whipped cream and topped with fresh strawberries to make strawberry shortcakes.

To store: Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Once opened store in an airtight container and eat within 1 week.