National Shortbread Day

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National Shortbread Day in USA in 2024
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About National Shortbread Day

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Dates of National Shortbread Day
2024 USA Saturday, January 6thNational Shortbread Day
2023 USA Friday, January 6thNational Shortbread Day
2022 USA Thursday, January 6thNational Shortbread Day
2021 USA Wednesday, January 6thNational Shortbread Day
2020 USA Monday, January 6thNational Shortbread Day
Summary
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Shortbread is a type of biscuit, or cookie, that originated in Scotland. It is an iconic Scottish delicacy that has become a staple in holiday celebrations around the world.

Shortbread is made with simple ingredients: flour, sugar, butter and salt. The combination of these ingredients renders a crumbly texture and rich flavor that makes it one of the most popular cookies around.

What sets shortbread apart from other cookies is its higher ratio of fat to sugar and flour, giving it its signature crumbly texture when cooked.

Its classic shape is typically round and cut into four pieces like a pizza slice; but can also be found as individual biscuits or even shaped into festive figures for special occasions such as Christmas trees or snowmen.

Additionally, shortbread can be flavored with dried fruits such as cranberries for added sweetness or nuts for extra crunchiness!

Why is it called Shortbread?

Shortbread is called shortbread because it made with a high proportion of butter, which gives it a crumbly, short texture. The word "short" in this context refers to the crumbly texture of the biscuit, which is achieved by using a large amount of fat, such as butter, in the dough. The high-fat content helps to shorten the strands of gluten in the flour, resulting in a biscuit that is tender, crumbly, and slightly crumbly.

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