Shortbread is a traditional Scottish dessert that is loved by many. It's fairly easy to make and of course totally delicious to enjoy, so this is the day of the year to have as much as you can possibly get your hands on! Making shortbread is done by mixing 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter, and 3 parts flour. This is the usual go-to recipe for a beginner baker and what better day than January 6th to make it!
Shortbread is named as such due to its rather crumbly texture which is caused by its high-fat content, provided by the butter. “Shortening” is its related word that merely refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” or crumbly texture. Though the founding of the holiday is unknown, we can all appreciate this sweet treat to be celebrated.
Ways to Celebrate
Simply enjoying some shortbread or trying some new shortbread recipes is all one is required to do on the sweet holiday! Enjoying some sweets with loved ones is always a great means of connecting with one another and this holiday does exactly that.
Ways to Share on Social Media
Share pics of you enjoying shortbread using the #ShortbreadDay on social media
List or share any interesting shortbread recipes you may have discovered
Encourage others to post their favorite shortbread recipe and prompting why it is
Share any recommendations on making shortbread for new bakers
“When shortbread melts on your tongue, you feel the roundness of the butter and the kiss of the sugar and then they vanish. Then you eat another, to feel it again, to get at that moment of vanishing. I eat myself sick on them.”
― Jael McHenry, The Kitchen Daughter