Junior-mid level Perl (Victoria Conlan)

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: 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaretti_di_Saronno).

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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