Junior-mid level Perl (Victoria Conlan)
vicky at comps.org
Mon May 2 19:53:39 BST 2011
>>> Specifically, it must be butter. No butter, no shortbread.
>> I've found that vegan buttery-style margarine is acceptable. Especially if
>> you replace half of the flour with ground almonds. Pop over, I'll make you
>> it some time.
> Some kind of amaretto? (the macaroon, not the spirit:
Not really. Have you never had Scottish shortbread? It's kind of soft and
a bit crumbly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortbread
They don't normally use almond, but it makes the texture a lot better. They
don't tend to taste almondy, they tend just to taste of butter. :-)
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