Today (January 6th) is National Shortbread Day (in America) but I have nothing else on today, so shall join in the celebrations. Plus I love me a shortbread so #winning really. And it will give me something to do with the kids today. So many reasons to love shortbread day! Are you a shortbread fan? My mum used to do a Christmas shortbread...the round one in the patterned mould thingy. It was a super basic, non traditional version but I just loved it.
Since then, I've grown fond of the shortcake version which is as the name implies, less dense and bread like and more light and cake like. When paired with strawberries from local strawberry farm, Sunny Ridge, it is a super delicious and summery treat for one's self...and family/friends if they're lucky!
Strawberry Shortcake recipe links:
Strawberry Shortcake via taste
Easy Homemade Strawberry Shortcake by Sally's Baking Addiction
Strawberry Shortcake by Stephanie Alexander
Strawberry Shortcake Stacks by The Great British Bakeoff
Traditional Shortbread recipe links:
Traditional Shortbread by taste
Traditional Scottish Shortbread by The Daring Gourmet
Traditional Shortbread by The Australian Women's Weekly
Shortbread Stack by McKenzies Foods
Australian Shortbread recipe links:
Lemon Myrtle & Wattleseed Shortbread by Meat & Travel (pictured above)
Macadamia & Wattleseed Shortbread by ABC Radio
Davidson Plum Shortbread by Taste Australia
Bushfood Shortbread by Saltbush Kitchen
Should I make one of everything? One from each category? Or just stick to the Strawberry Shortcake? The big decisions! Happy baking if you decide to whip up any shortbread...& share some pics with me please and thank you xx
header image credit: Meat and Travel.