Today would have been my mum’s 84th birthday. In her honor, I am sharing with you one of my most cherished recipes; Mary MacKenzie’s Scottish Shortbread. She was one hell of a lady, and the best mother anyone could have. Enjoy these lovely treats with a wee cup of tea and a friend. What follows is exactly what she said to me when I asked for the recipe.
1 pound butter
4 and one bit cups flour
1 cup sugar
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer. Add in slowly, the flour. Mix until crumbly. Spread onto a jellyroll pan. Poke dough with a fork to let the deal ooot. (to get the devil out) but not all the way through the dough. Sprinkle the top with sugar. Bake at 325 for 20 – 25 minutes. Once warm cut into finger pieces. A MUST to this recipe is singing! Scottish songs such as Scotland the Brave make the shortbread taste better. Spit once over your left shoulder and a wee highland fling towards the end is key.
(To say mum had a sense of humor is an understatement)