Rich Shortbread

A Be-Ro Recipe

The traditional Bridal cake of Scotland. Rich Shortbread has just three ingredients – plain flour, sugar and butter. Easily made and

Petticoat Tails

  • 225g (9oz) Be-Ro plain flour
  •  75g (3oz) caster sugar 
  • 150g (6oz) butter


1. Mix flour and sugar in a bowl, rub in butter.

2. Knead well to form a smooth paste.

3. Divide into two equal parts, shape and flatten into 2 x 18 cm (7 in) rounds, approximately 1 cm (½ in) thick.

4. Mark top into portions, decorate edges and prick with a fork. Place on a greased baking tray. 

5. Bake for 30 minutes at 16°C, 325°F, Gas mark 3, or until pale and golden.

Shortbread Fingers

Make as for Petticoat Tails, roll out, decorate top with fork markings and cut into fingers. Bake as above for 20-25 minutes.

In warm weather chill shortbread before baking.