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