Lemon Vanilla Pod Shortbread

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    biscuits, depending on the size of the cutter you use
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

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A classic Scottish biscuit, shortbread is all about butter.

A little bit of lemon zest and the seeds scraped out from the inside of a vanilla pod serve to accentuate the already buttery flavour of these biscuits. For a classic shortbread, omit the lemon and vanilla. In both the lemon-vanilla and plain varieties, the delicate caramelised flavour of sugar and butter baked together is predominant and is what makes these simple biscuits so good. For best results, do not use any kind of