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Maybe I am feeling a little bit deprived at the moment because I seem to be churning out biscuit reviews but having said that if you want to know anything about biscuits then I am your woman.
If you take a look at most Shortbread recipes the whole idea is quite a simple one but we all know that the ingredients have to be first rate for the shortbread to be as good as Walker's.
Walker's have been baking their delicious shortbread since the late 1800's, the Walker's shortbread is baked in a small village called Aberlour in Speyside . Walker's shortbread is said to be among the finest shortbread that is made and the recipe that is used has been handed down from generation to generation.
I know that as a child the one and only time that my mother bought any shortbread was at Christmas, as time has gone on I have made countless batches of my own shortbread and though it has always been eaten in five minutes flat my shortbread has never tasted as good as Walker's.
Have any of you ever tried a Walker's Christmas pudding ?
Ohhhh, they are to die for !
Walker's have got it right, the red tartan cardboard box holds a red plastic insert which carries the thin sweet shortbread triangles that are sprinkled with caster sugar.
I think that the shortbread triangles have to be considered a treat, on average a small box costs around £1.50, so you are not going to rush out and buy these to dunk willy-nilly in your morning cuppa.
Walker's have used the traditional shortbread moulds and the edge of each shortbread triangle has a very pretty fluted edge and the rest of the biscuit has small holes pierced into it.
The fine sprinkling of caster sugar that sits on the top just adds to the perfection that Walker's have already created.
If you prefer a thicker shortbread biscuit then you would maybe choose the fingers or the rounds because the triangles are much thinner with a lovely light crispy texture.
You have to be careful to store the box where it is not in danger of being squashed or the delicate triangles will be ruined. Once the box of shortbread has been opened then the remaining biscuits must be stored in an airtight tin, shortbread goes soft very quickly.
Walker's shortbread triangles look good on the plate, that is if they ever get as far as the plate !
The triangles are genteel and are perfect for afternoon tea. But there is only one problem, the Walker's shortbread triangles are dainty and to get the full effect you would have to eat three or four...or more.
The sweet crispy triangles break easily and the biscuits melt in your mouth, the sugar that sits on the top only heightens the whole experience.
But if you take a look at the list of ingredients you will see that the shortbread triangles contain only wheat flour, sugar, butter and a little salt.
Walker's have used the finest of ingredients and the shortbread contains nothing in the way of artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.
Anyone who has a gluten, wheat or milk allergy cannot enjoy these biscuits, Walker's also state that they should not be eaten by anyone who has a nut allergy.
Two of the dainty shortbread triangles contains around 100 calories and it would be so very easy to let far more than two slip down without even noticing. Because of the butter content the biscuits are very high in fat.
If you are stuck for a gift idea then Walker's do some really attractive boxes of shortbread and you can get some good sized boxes that are filled with assorted shortbread.
Or - if you are buying a present for a larger family then why not throw in one of those exceptionally delicious Walker's Christmas puddings too !
Shortbread. 150g. Ingredients: wheat flour, butter, sugar, salt