A short break for shortbread!

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plate of shortbread tails with mug of tea and vintage shortbread tin

You only need a short break to make this traditional Scottish shortbread as it takes about 15 minutes preparation and a mere twenty minutes or so in the oven. Delicious, home-made buttery biscuits in less than an hour. It also gives us the opportunity to use some of our favourite household objects.

vintage wooden shortbread mould

The first is this lovely vintage wooden shortbread mould. It makes the perfect-sized round to last a couple of days with just a nice, simple touch of decoration around the edge.

home-made shortbread round

The second object is this gorgeous vintage 1960s Jacob’s biscuit tin. We really love the stylised thistle decoration made up of various Scottish tartans – and the biscuit round fits perfectly inside.

vintage shortbread tin

And last but not least, a favourite spotty mug – filled with strong afternoon tea of course – the perfect accompaniment!

plate of tails with mug of tea and vintage shortbread tin

Here’s the Scottish shortbread recipe we published last year if you fancy giving it a try.


  • We love shortbread, and we love vintage tins! Thank you for this amazing post, we can’t wait to try the recipe as well!

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