Authentic Scottish Shortbread

As the pandemic continues, so has the baking in our home. For a little novelty, I set my son up with an virtual baking class. I chose a shortbread class that took place in Scotland and we baked with a lovely woman named Fiona. She taught us her family recipe of shortbread and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I had never used cornstarch in my shortbread and it made the cookies truly melt in your mouth. If you get a chance, check out her classes !

Authentic Scottish Shortbread:

1 cup Plain Flour (All purpose flour)
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Butter (Room temp)
1/4 cup Sugar

 Heat the Oven to 330 degrees.
 Put all ingredients in a medium bowl.
 Cut up the butter into small pieces in the flour and sugar, then knead in bowl until it forms a smooth paste.
 Turn onto a floured work surface and roll out to a thickness of ½ inch.
 Cut into circles.
 Prick shortbread all over with a fork.
 Chill in fridge for 15 minutes.
 Bake shortbread for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until a golden color.
 Sprinkle with some sugar once out of the oven.


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