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Irish Shortbread: two simple words and only three ingredients that make the most delicious DIY Christmas Gift. Yes, you heard me- only three ingredients. This is the type of treat that we love at Tradish- it’s easy, affordable and delicious. (There is also a pinch of salt included, but I mean, it’s practically just three ingredients.)
History of Shortbread
Shortbread is historically a Medieval Scottish treat traditionally given at Christmas due to the expense of the butter, honey (or sugar in later years) and wheat. This tradition migrated itself to Ireland and to this day, Shortbread is still given and gladly received at Christmas.
What is in shortbread
My Irish Shortbread substitutes refined sugar with Raw Honey and combined with my favourite organic Einkorn Flour, it makes for a far healthier treat. This is an artisan Shortbread recipe, only the best ingredients are used, and the taste proves it.
Your golden, buttery Shortbread will still have that crumbly texture but the Raw Honey will intensify the buttery quality and give great depth of flavour- this is a special biscuit indeed. Make sure, however, that your Raw Honey is set and isn’t at all runny. You won’t be able to cream it well with the butter otherwise.
This is an incredibly easy, delicious and affordable gift to try out this Christmas. Check this out for some inspiration for how to easily gift wrap your Shortbread.
On to the recipe!
1. Using room temperature butter, cream the butter and set honey together until pale and fluffy in consistency.
2. Add the flour and salt and mix to a consistency of wet sand.
3. Tip into a greased and lined pan and compress down evenly using your knuckles.
4. Score the Shortbread to divide into your desired ladyfinger size biscuit and prick each finger with a fork for the distinctive Shortbread look.
5. Baked in a preheated oven at 125 degrees Celsius or 257 degrees Fahrenheit for approx. 90 minutes
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